maundy

noun, often attributive maun·dy \ˈmȯndē, ˈmän-, -di\
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Maundy

\ˈmȯndē, ˈmän-, -di\

Definition of maundy

plural

-es

  1. 1 :  a ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday

  2. 2a :  alms distributed in connection with the maundy ceremony or on Maundy Thursday b :  maundy money With the growth of the numismatic hobby … the silver Maundy coins, especially full sets … have become more highly prized and correspondingly expensive. — Herbert C. Bardes, New York Times, 22 Mar. 1964 maundy coinage

  3. 3 obsolete :  feast

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Origin and Etymology of maundy

Middle English maunde, from Old French mandé, from Latin mandatum command, order; from the words spoken by Jesus to his disciples after washing their feet at the Last Supper, “a new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another” (John 13:34 Authorized Version) — more at mandate


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