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Maundy  n.  
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper. (Obs.)
The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday.
The alms distributed in connection with this ceremony or on Maundy Thursday. Note: In England, the foot washing is obsolete, but the "royal maundy" is distributed annually on behalf of the sovereign. Since 1890 this distribution has been made from Westminster Abbey.

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"Maundy" Quotes from Famous Books

... offerings made by their old country ancestors to the goddess of spring. With the coming of Christianity the custom became associated with the Easter season and "fastnachts" are eaten on Shrove Tuesday to insure living to next Shrove Tuesday. Young dandelion greens are eaten on Maundy Thursday in order to remain ...
— Pennsylvania Dutch Cooking • Unknown

Words linked to "Maundy" :   UK, Great Britain, Britain, ceremonial, ceremony, U.K., Maundy Thursday, Maundy money, United Kingdom

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