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.]

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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

  • Maundy-Money —   [ mɔːndi mʌni; englisch, von Maundy Thursday »Gründonnerstag«] das, (s), seit dem 17. Jahrhundert englische Silbermünzen zu 1, 2, 3 und 4 Pence, die für den alten Brauch des Almosengebens durch den König am Gründonnerstag geprägt werden. Die… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • 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 — Maun|dy Mo|ney [ mɔ:ndimʌni] das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. Maundy money zu Maundy Thursday »Gründonnerstag« u. money »Geld«> seit dem 17. Jh. engl. Silbermünzen zu 1, 2, 3 u. 4 Pence, die für den alten Brauch des Almosengebens durch den… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Maundy money — n [U] specially produced silver coins given each year by the British king or queen to a selected group of poor people on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter). The ceremony continues a tradition which began in the Middle Ages. At that time …   Universalium

  • Maundy money — noun A special coinage given to the deserving poor in a religious ceremony performed by Anglicans on Maundy Thursday …   Wiktionary

  • Maundy money — Maun|dy mon|ey n [U] specially made coins given each year to poor people by the British queen or king in a traditional ceremony on Maundy Thursday, which is the Thursday before ↑Easter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 Thursday — The Mystical Supper, Icon by Simon Ushakov (1685). Also called Holy Thursday Covenant Thursday Great and Holy Thursday Thursday of Mysteries …   Wikipedia

  • 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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