Definition of Maundy

1. Noun. A public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money.




Definition of Maundy

1. n. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Definition of Maundy

1. Noun. (obsolete) A commandment. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) The sacrament of the Lord's supper. ¹

3. Noun. The ceremony of washing the feet of poor persons or inferiors, performed as a religious rite on Maundy Thursday in commemoration of Christ's washing the disciples' feet at the Last Supper. ¹

4. Noun. The office appointed to be read during the ceremony of feet-washing. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maundy

1. the religious ceremony of washing the feet of the poor [n -DIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Maundy

maunching
maund
maunded
maunder
maundered
maunderer
maunderers
maundering
maunderings
maunders
maundies
maunding
maundril
maundrils
maunds
maundy (current term)
maungier
maungiest
maungy
maunna
mauritania
mauritius
mausolea
mausoleal
mausolean
mausoleum
mausoleums
maut
mauther
mauthers

Literary usage of Maundy

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1. The Saturday Magazine (1841)
"We "propose now to notice several celebrations of the maundy, beginning with the practice of it in the reign of hi;r present Majesty, Queen Victoria, ..."

2. English Church Life from the Restoration to the Tractarian Movement by John Wickham Legg (1914)
"This statement is borne out by the form and order contained in the Appendix to this chapter which it is quite possible may be that for the first maundy of ..."

3. The Old Royal Palace of Whitehall by Edgar Sheppard (1902)
"Much controversy has arisen over the derivation of the word ' maundy.' Some critics maintain that it is derived from 'commaund,' the old form of ' command,' ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery, During by William B. Drury, Edward Burtenshaw Sugden, Robert R. Warren, Ireland High Court of Chancery (1843)
"maundy v. maundy(tt) is to the same effect. There a testator, being entitled to the reversion in fee of certain houses, which were leased for sixty years, ..."

5. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke, John Smith (1867)
"maundy,1 it being maundy Thursday; but the King did not wash the poor people's feet himself, but the Bishop of London did it for him. ..."

6. The History of the Popes, from the Close of the Middle Ages: Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor, Ralph Francis Kerr, Frederick Ignatius Antrobus (1902)
"Here and in the probably Umbrian " devotions " for maundy Thursday and Good Friday ... The " devotion " for maundy Thursday is rich in touching passages of ..."

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