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See also jubilee
Ultimately from Hebrew יוֹבֵל (yovél, “ram's horn, shofar”), which was used for the proclamation of the year of Jubilee.
- (in the Old Testament) a year of rest, observed by the Israelites every 50 years
- (in Roman Catholicism) a holy year when people are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Rome
a year of rest, observed by the Israelites every 50 years