Palm Sunday
noun Etymology: from the palm branches strewn in Christ's way Date: before 12th century the Sunday before Easter celebrated in commemoration of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Palm Sunday — Palm Sun day (Eccl.) The Sunday next before {Easter}; so called in commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. The event is commemorated in Christian churches by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palm Sunday — n. the Sunday before Easter, commemorating in Christian churches Jesus entry into Jerusalem, when palm branches were strewn before him: now also called Passion Sunday or Second Sunday of the Passion …   English World dictionary

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  • Palm Sunday — ► NOUN ▪ the Sunday before Easter, on which Christ s entry into Jerusalem is celebrated by processions in which branches of palms are carried …   English terms dictionary

  • Palm Sunday — the Sunday before Easter, celebrated in commemoration of Christ s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * * or Passion Sunday In Christianity, the first day of Holy Week and the Sunday before Easter, commemorating Jesus triumphal… …   Universalium

  • Palm Sunday — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Palm Sunday : singular Palm Sunday plural Palm Sundays the Sunday before Easter, when Christians remember Christ s journey to Jerusalem before he died …   English dictionary

  • Palm Sunday —    The Sixth Sunday in Lent, the first day in Holy Week. It commemorates the entry of our Lord into Jerusalem when the people strewed the way with palm branches and cried, Hosanna to the Son of David. It was formerly customary for worshippers to… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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