Definition of Moveable feast

1. Noun. A religious holiday that falls on different dates in different years.

Exact synonyms: Movable Feast
Generic synonyms: Feast Day, Fete Day
Specialized synonyms: Easter, Feast Of The Unleavened Bread, Passover, Pesach, Pesah



Definition of Moveable feast

1. Noun. (Christianity) a holy day whose date is not fixed to a particular day of the calendar year but moves in response to the date of Easter ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moveable Feast

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move into
move involuntarily
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move one's body
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move the yardsticks
move through the gears
move up
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Literary usage of Moveable feast

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"There the hiring was from a moveable feast to the same moveable feast in the following year : here it is from two days after old Michaelmas day to the old ..."

2. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"Hiring from a moveable feast to a moveable feast, according to the custom of the country, has been determined to be a hiring for a year. ..."

3. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"... as, if a leet be alleged 18th April, though that be within a month after Easter, yet the court need not take notice of a moveable feast. Jon. 301. ..."

4. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1826)
"The years of his reign are calculated from Ascension day to Ascension day; and, as the date changes with the moveable feast, each year of his reign is of ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Markets and Fairs with the Principal Statutes by Joseph Gerald Pease, Herbert Chitty (1899)
"... other moveable feast, should continue so to be held, the fall of Easter or such other moveable feast being computed in accordance with the new tables. ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"There the hiring was from a moveable feast to the same moveable feast in the following year : here it is from two days after old Michaelmas day to the old ..."

7. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"Hiring from a moveable feast to a moveable feast, according to the custom of the country, has been determined to be a hiring for a year. ..."

8. A Digest of the Laws of England by John Comyns, Anthony Hammond (1822)
"... as, if a leet be alleged 18th April, though that be within a month after Easter, yet the court need not take notice of a moveable feast. Jon. 301. ..."

9. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1826)
"The years of his reign are calculated from Ascension day to Ascension day; and, as the date changes with the moveable feast, each year of his reign is of ..."

10. A Treatise on the Law of Markets and Fairs with the Principal Statutes by Joseph Gerald Pease, Herbert Chitty (1899)
"... other moveable feast, should continue so to be held, the fall of Easter or such other moveable feast being computed in accordance with the new tables. ..."

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