paschal

adjective
pas·​chal | \ ˈpa-skəl How to pronounce paschal (audio) \

Definition of paschal

1 : of or relating to Easter A day or two later, Brendan's crew landed on an island where they celebrated Good Friday and Easter. Here they found flocks of white sheep bigger than oxen, and a lamb which they slaughtered for the paschal feast.— Samuel Eliot Morison
2 : of or relating to Passover the paschal lamb

First Known Use of paschal

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Paschal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paschal. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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