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All Souls' Day

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

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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