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All Souls' Day

noun
1.
a day of solemn prayer for all dead persons, observed by Roman Catholics and certain Anglicans, usually on November 2.
Origin of All Souls' Day
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60
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All Souls' Day

noun
1.
(RC Church) a day of prayer (Nov 2) for the dead in purgatory
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