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jubilee

[ joo-buh-lee, joo-buh-lee ]
/ ˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli /
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noun
adjective
flambé (def. 1): We had cherries jubilee for dessert.
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Origin of jubilee

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English iubile, iubilee, from Middle French jubilé, from Late Latin jūbilaeus, from Greek iōbēlaîos (with ō and ē becoming u and i by assimilation to Latin jūbilāre “to shout for joy”), from Hebrew yōbhēl “ram, ram's horn, ram's horn used as a trumpet, trumpet, jubilee”
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British Dictionary definitions for jubilee

jubilee
/ (ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː, ˌdʒuːbɪˈliː) /

noun
a time or season for rejoicing
a special anniversary, esp a 25th or 50th one
RC Church a specially appointed period, now ordinarily every 25th year, in which special indulgences are granted
Old Testament a year that was to be observed every 50th year, during which Hebrew slaves were to be liberated, alienated property was to be restored, etc
a less common word for jubilation

Word Origin for jubilee

C14: from Old French jubile, from Late Latin jubilaeus, from Late Greek iōbēlaios, from Hebrew yōbhēl ram's horn, used for the proclamation of the year of jubilee; influenced by Latin jūbilāre to shout for joy
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