Maundy coins
Maundy coins Maundy coins or Maundy money Maundy money . Silver coins or money of the nominal value of 1d., 2d., 3d., and 4d., struck annually for the Maundy alms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Maundy money — legally called the Queen s Maundy money [ [http://www.opsi.gov.uk/RevisedStatutes/Acts/ukpga/1971/cukpga 19710024 en 1 Coinage Act 1971 (c.24) ] ] is a welcoming British coinage given to deserving poor people in a religious ceremony performed, i …   Wikipedia

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  • Maundy money — Maundy coins Maundy coins or Maundy money Maundy money . Silver coins or money of the nominal value of 1d., 2d., 3d., and 4d., struck annually for the Maundy alms. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Maundy — ► NOUN ▪ a public ceremony on the Thursday before Easter (Maundy Thursday) at which the British monarch distributes specially minted coins (Maundy money) to a group of people. ORIGIN Old French mande, from Latin mandatum novum new commandment… …   English terms dictionary

  • Maundy money — noun specially minted silver coins that are distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maundy Money — Ceremonial coins given to the poor by the British Monarch, on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter. Consists of silver 4, 3, 2, and 1 pence coins. Each recipient is given coins which total the Monarch s age …   Medieval glossary

  • Maundy — n. (in the UK) the distribution of money on the Thursday before Easter (see below). Phrases and idioms: Maundy money specially minted silver coins distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday. Maundy Thursday the Thursday before Easter …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maundy — [ mɔ:ndi] noun (in the UK) a public ceremony on the Thursday before Easter (Maundy Thursday) at which the monarch distributes specially minted coins (Maundy money). Origin ME: from OFr. mande, from L. mandatum mandate, commandment , from mandatum …   English new terms dictionary

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