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Holy Thursday

  1. Ascension Day.
  2. the Thursday in Holy Week; Maundy Thursday.
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Origin of Holy Thursday

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English
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Examples from the Web for holy thursday

Historical Examples

  • Instead of the rose-color and blue of Holy-Thursday, the ladies now wore black or violet silks and satins with jet ornaments.

    Catholic World, Vol. XI, April 1870-September 1870


  • There still remains another remarkable ceremony customary in S. Peter's on holy-Thursday.

  • Its annual procession, which continued till the time of the revolution, took place on Holy-Thursday.

British Dictionary definitions for holy thursday

Holy Thursday

noun RC Church
  1. another name for Maundy Thursday
  2. a rare name for Ascension Day
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