dominical letter


noun

any one of the letters from A to G used in church calendars to mark the Sundays throughout any particular year, serving primarily to aid in determining the date of Easter.

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Origin of dominical letter

First recorded in 1570–80
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British Dictionary definitions for dominical letter

dominical letter

noun

Christianity any one of the letters A to G as used to denote Sundays in a given year in order to determine the church calendar
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