holy day
noun Date: before 12th century a day set aside for special religious observance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • holy day — ho′ly day n. rel a consecrated day or religious festival • Etymology: bef. 950 …   From formal English to slang

  • holy day — /ˈhoʊli deɪ/ (say hohlee day) noun a consecrated day or religious festival, especially one other than Sunday …   Australian English dictionary

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