Trinity Sunday
Trinity Trin"i*ty, n. [OE. trinitee, F. trinit['e], L. trinitas, fr. trini three each. See {Trinal}.] 1. (Christian Theol.) The union of three persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost) in one Godhead, so that all the three are one God as to substance, but three persons as to individuality. [1913 Webster]

2. Any union of three in one; three units treated as one; a triad, as the Hindu trinity, or Trimurti. [1913 Webster]

3. Any symbol of the Trinity employed in Christian art, especially the triangle. [1913 Webster]

{Trinity House}, an institution in London for promoting commerce and navigation, by licensing pilots, ordering and erecting beacons, and the like.

{Trinity Sunday}, the Sunday next after Whitsunday; -- so called from the feast held on that day in honor of the Holy Trinity.

{Trinity term}. (Law) See the Note under {Term}, n., 5. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Trinity Sunday — noun eighth Sunday after Easter • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day * * * Trinity Sunday [Trinity Sunday] the Sunday after ↑Whit Sunday and an important festival in the Christian year …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trinity Sunday — noun The Sunday after Whitsunday, which is observed as a liturgical feast in honor of the Holy Trinity; either Sunday is considered as the end of Eastertide See Also: Trinity Monday, Trinitytide …   Wiktionary

  • Trinity Sunday — /trɪnəti ˈsʌndeɪ/ (say trinuhtee sunday) noun Christianity the Sunday next after Pentecost or Whit Sunday, observed as a festival in honour of the Trinity …   Australian English dictionary

  • Trinity Sunday — the Sunday after Pentecost, observed as a festival in honor of the Trinity. [1400 50; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Trinity Sunday — Trin′ity Sun′day n. rel the Sunday after Pentecost, observed as a festival in honor of the Trinity • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • Trinity Sunday —    This term refers to the celebration in the Western Church in honor of the Trinity on the first Sunday afterPentecost …   Glossary of theological terms

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