Young Women's Christian Association
Young Women's Christian Association Young Women's Christian Association An organization for promoting the spiritual, intellectual, social, and economic welfare of young women, originating in 1855 with Lady Kinnaird's home for young women, and Miss Emma Robert's prayer union for young women,in England, which were combined in the year 1884 as a national association. Now nearly all the civilized countries, and esp. the United States, have local, national, and international organizations. See also the similar organizations {Young Men's Christian Association} and {YMHA}. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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