Whitsunday

Definition of Whitsunday

Whit´sun`day
n.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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Pentecost, quarter day, Whitsun, Whitsuntide, Whitweek
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