Definition of All souls' day

1. Noun. A day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory.

Exact synonyms: November 2
Generic synonyms: Christian Holy Day
Group relationships: Nov, November

Definition of All souls' day

1. Proper noun. In Christian tradition, the annual feast day celebrating the life of all the faithful departed on the second day of November. ¹

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Medical Definition of All souls' day

1. The second day of November; a feast day of the Roman Catholic church, on which supplications are made for the souls of the faithful dead. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of All Souls' Day

All Blacks
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All Fools' day
All Hallows'
All Hallows' Day
All Saints' Day
All Saints Day
All Souls' Day
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All Whites
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Literary usage of All souls' day

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1. The Journal of American Folk-lore by American Folklore Society (1917)
"The data obtained in actual field-work confirm this in every way. BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY. WASHINGTON. DC TRUMAN MICHELSON. ALL-SOULS DAY AT ..."

2. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"The observance of All Souls' Day after its establishment was deemed of such ... All Souls' Day is a natural corollary to its predecessor All Saints' Day ..."

3. The Secret History of the Oxford Movement by Walter Walsh (1899)
"... Church of England—The Guild of All Souls- Extracts from its Publications—Masses for the Dead in the Church of England—Festival on "All Souls' Day"—The ..."

4. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1853)
"About the same time of the year, namely on the morrow of All Souls' day, died Master Robert de Ringham, of pious memory, bishop of Salisbury ; a man ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"At the Reformation the celebration of All Souls' Day was abolished in the ... Certain popular beliefs connected with All Souls' Day are of pagan origin and ..."

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