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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Definitions for jubilee

  1. Any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity.
  2. The celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the twenty-fifth (silver jubilee), fiftieth (golden jubilee), or sixtieth or seventy-fifth (diamond jubilee).
  3. The completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like, or its celebration.

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Citations for jubilee
The day before the Jubilee the children in the chorus marched all the way downtown to the city hall auditorium where the Jubilee was to be held. John Oliver Killens, Youngblood
He invaded every blank space in town to advertise the Jubilee. R. K. Narayan, A tiger for Malgudi
Origin of jubilee
1350-1400
Jubilee ultimately derives from the Hebrew yōbhēl, "ram's horn."