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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The 100th Psalm in the King James Bible and in most modern Catholic versions or the 99th in the Vulgate.
  • n. A musical setting of the Jubilate.
  • n. The third Sunday after Easter.
  • n. A song or an outburst of joy and triumph.

Etymologies

Middle English, from Latin iūbilāte, second person pl. imperative of iūbilāre, to raise a shout of joy, the first word of the psalm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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