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- noun The Thursday before Easter, observed by Christians in commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus.
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- (Eccl.) The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.
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- proper noun The Thursday before
Easter, which commemoratesthe Last Supper.
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- noun the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
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[From Middle English maunde, ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on this day, from Old French mande, from Latin (novum) mandātum, (new) commandment (from Jesus's words to the Apostles after washing their feet, John 13:34); see mandate.]
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From Old French mandé, from Latin mandatum, in reference to the phrase mandatum do vobis (“A new commandment I give unto you”) (John 13:34).
Jerusalem; Maundy Thursday, his Communion with the disciples; Good Friday, the day of his