holytide

[ hoh-lee-tahyd ]
/ ˈhoʊ liˌtaɪd /

noun

a time of religious observances.

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Origin of holytide

before 1100; Middle English holi tid, Old English hālig tīd. See holy, tide1
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Examples from the Web for holytide

  • The wren, to seek for which used to be the sport dedicated to the holytide, was left unpursued and unslain.

    Peveril of the Peak|Sir Walter Scott