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

  • n. Christianity In western Christendom, prescribed days of prayer and fasting traditionally for the harvest, usually the three days before Ascension Day.

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  • n. one of the three days before Ascension Day; observed by some Christians as days of supplication


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