Definitions

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  • n. A commandment.
  • n. The sacrament of the Lord's supper.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The office appointed to be read during the ceremony of feet-washing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
  • n. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday.
  • n. The alms distributed in connection with this ceremony or on Maundy Thursday.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A commandment.
  • n. The sacrament of the Lord's supper.
  • n. 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.
  • n. [capitalized] The office appointed to be read during the ceremony of feet-washing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money

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  • The word maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum (commandment) which is the first word of the Gospel acclamation:

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  • The English word "maundy" is derived from the Latin word mandatum, which is the Vulgate's translation of Jesus 'words in John 13: 34: "A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another."

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  • Thus the term Mandatum maundy was applied to the rite of the feet-washing on this day.

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  • That was very maundy of you to share that with your fellow commenters.

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  • And there is a part of the table that he made his supper on, when he made his maundy with his disciples, when he gave them his flesh and his blood in form of bread and wine.

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Just wait to see me on Maundy Thursday, when I get all maundy.

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  • Our readers will here call to mind the good old custom still preserved of the maundy of our British Sovereigns, so called from mandatum, the first word of the first anthem sung during, the washing of the feet.

    The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome

  • Henry the Eighth, and washed and kissed the feet of fifty-nine poor people, which ceremony was called "keeping his maundy."

    The New Guide to Peterborough Cathedral

  • He superintended the daily maundy or washing of the feet of the poor selected for that purpose.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

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