maundy

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin mandatum.

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Noun[edit]

maundy (countable and uncountable, plural maundies)

  1. (obsolete) A commandment.
  2. (obsolete) The sacrament of the Lord's supper.
  3. (Christianity) 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. (Christianity) The office appointed to be read during the religious ceremony of foot-washing.

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  • (foot-washing ceremony): nipter

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References[edit]

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

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