holy day of obligation
Date: 1909 a feast on which Roman Catholics are duty-bound to attend mass

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  • holy days of obligation —       in the Roman Catholic Church, religious feast days on which Catholics must attend mass and refrain from unnecessary work. Although all Sundays are sanctified in this way, the term holy days usually refers to other feasts that must be… …   Universalium

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  • holyday of obligation — holy day of obligation n. Roman Catholic Church pl. holy days of obligation A feast on which the faithful are obliged to hear Mass and abstain from servile work. * * * …   Universalium

  • Christian holy day — noun a religious holiday for Christians • Hypernyms: ↑religious holiday, ↑holy day • Hyponyms: ↑quarter day, ↑holy day of obligation, ↑Saint Agnes s Eve, ↑January 20, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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