Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday Maun"dy Thurs"day [OE. maunde a command, OF. mand['e], L. mandatum, from mandare to command. See called from the ancient custom of washing the feet of the poor on this day, which was taken to be the fulfillment of the ``new commandment,'' --John xiii. 5, 34.] (Eccl.) The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday. [1913 Webster]

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  • Maundy Thursday — [môn′dē] n. [ME maunde, ceremony of washing the feet of the poor < OFr mandé < LL(Ec) mandatum, commandment of God < L (see MANDATE): from use of mandatum at the beginning of the prayer for washing the feet, commemorating Jesus washing… …   English World dictionary

  • Maundy Thursday — the Thursday of Holy Week, commemorating Jesus Last Supper and His washing of the disciples feet upon that day. [1400 50; late ME] * * * ▪ religious holiday also called  Holy Thursday   the Thursday before Easter, observed in commemoration of… …   Universalium

  • Maundy Thursday —    The name given to Thursday in Holy Week, Maundy being a corruption of Dies Mandati, meaning the Day of the Command; mandati, derived from Mandatum, meaning a command. The name is given from the command our Lord gave on this day, when He… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Maundy Thursday — noun Etymology: Middle English maunde ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday, from Anglo French mandet, from Latin mandatum command; from Jesus words in John 13:34 more at mandate Date: 15th century the Thursday before Easter …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Maundy Thursday — [[t]mɔ͟ːndi θɜ͟ː(r)zdeɪ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Maundy Thursday is the Thursday before Easter Sunday …   English dictionary

  • Maundy Thursday — Thursday in the Holy Week, commemorating the institution of the Eucharist; the day when our Lord washed the feet of His disciples …   Dictionary of church terms

  • Maundy Thursday — noun The Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper. Syn: Holy Thursday See Also: Maundy money …   Wiktionary

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