Definition of Lady Day

1. Noun. A festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland.

Exact synonyms: Annunciation, Annunciation Day, March 25
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day
Group relationships: Mar, March

Definition of Lady Day

1. Noun. 25th March, an English quarter day. ¹

2. Noun. 25th March, Christian holy day, the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lady Day

Ladd's band
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Ladd-Franklin theory
Ladrone Islands
Lady Amherst's pheasant
Lady Bountiful
Lady Campbell
Lady Day (current term)
Lady Diana Frances Spencer
Lady Emma Hamilton
Lady Godiva
Lady Jane Grey
Lady Justice
Lady Liberty
Lady Luck
Lady McLeod
Lady Muck
Lady Peel
Laelaps echidninus
Laennec's cirrhosis
Laennec's pearls

Literary usage of Lady Day

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: From by Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Scott Eldon (1827)
"... summer, her under which Order the annuity was paid by the r¬ęprese"tative ' * obtained an Accountant- ortler for pay. ment of the quarter to Lady-day. ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: During by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Archer Ryland (1826)
"Upon the whole I am of opinion that the plaintiff is entitled to recover, and that we are bound to consider the term as not expiring until Lady-day, 1818. ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: In by Sandford Nevile, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, William Montagu Manning (1835)
"Taylor occupied the house within the middle out interruption, from the time of his entry at Lady-day, surrenders to 1831, until shortly after Lady-day, ..."

4. The Ecclesiastical Law by Richard Burn (1842)
"... from Lady-day to Mich, at Michaelmas, at per week each Ditto from Mich, to Lady-day, at per week each Ditto Yearlings, from Lady-day to Michaelmas, ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"Where a tenant for life made a lease for years reserving the rent at Lady day and Michaelmas by half-yearly payments, and died on Michaelmas day about 12 ..."

6. Collections by Massachusetts Historical Society (1888)
"Paid one years Tax till Lady- day Last 2-16- 6 1706, 20th August. Paid one Years Tax till Lady day Last 2-16- 6 12 March. Paid to Mr. John Love 40- O- O ..."

7. Woodfall's Law of Landlord and Tenant by William Woodfall (1890)
"Upon a written agreement to demise from the following " Lady-day," a notice ... A notice to quit on " Lady-day" is good either for the New or Old Lady- day, ..."

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