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maundy (plural maundies)

  1. (obsolete) A commandment.
  2. (obsolete) The sacrament of the Lord's supper.
  3. The ceremony of washing the feet of poor persons or inferiors, performed as a religious rite on Maundy Thursday in commemoration of Christ's washing the disciples' feet at the Last Supper.
  4. The office appointed to be read during the religious ceremony of foot-washing.

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  • maundy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911