adjective quad·ra·ges·i·mal

Definition of quadragesimal

  1. 1 usually capitalized :  of, relating to, or used in Lent :  lenten

  2. 2 :  consisting of 40 —used especially of a fast (as the Lenten fast) consisting of or lasting for 40 days

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Origin and Etymology of quadragesimal

Late Latin quadragesimalis, from quadragesima + Latin -alis -al

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