Ascension Day

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noun

the 40th day after Easter, commemorating the Ascension of Christ; Holy Thursday.

Origin of Ascension Day

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75
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Ascension Day

noun

Christianity the 40th day after Easter, when the Ascension of Christ into heaven is celebrated
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