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Meaning of WHITSUNDAY

Pronunciation:  'wit'sundee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles; a quarter day in Scotland
 

WHITSUNDAY is a 10 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: Pentecost
 
 See Also: quarter day, Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Whit"sun*day\, n. [White + Sunday.]
1. (Eccl.) The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after
   Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the
   descent of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost;
   Pentecost; -- so called, it is said, because, in the
   primitive church, those who had been newly baptized
   appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white
   garments.

2. (Scots Law) See the Note under {Term}, n., 12.

 

 

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