Commemoration day
Commemoration Com*mem`o*ra"tion, n. [L. commemoratio.] 1. The act of commemorating; an observance or celebration designed to honor the memory of some person or event. [1913 Webster]

This sacrament was designed to be a standing commemoration of the death and passion of our Lord. --Abp. Tillotson. [1913 Webster]

The commonwealth which . . . chooses the most flagrant act of murderous regicide treason for a feast of eternal commemoration. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. Whatever serves the purpose of commemorating; a memorial. [1913 Webster]

{Commemoration day}, at the University of Oxford, Eng., an annual observance or ceremony in honor of the benefactors of the University, at which time honorary degrees are conferred. [1913 Webster]


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