Definition of Michaelmas

1. Noun. Honoring the archangel Michael; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland.

Exact synonyms: Michaelmas Day, September 29
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day
Group relationships: Sep, Sept, September



Definition of Michaelmas

1. n. The feast of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn.

Definition of Michaelmas

1. Noun. A Christian feast in honour of the archangel Michael ¹

2. Noun. 29th September, the day it is celebrated ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Michaelmas

1. The feat of the archangel Michael, a church festival, celebrated on the 29th of September. Hence, colloquially, autumn. Michaelmas daisy. See Daisy. Origin: Michael + mass religious service; OE. Mighelmesse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Michaelmas

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1. American Book Prices Current by Katherine Kyes Leab, Daniel J Leab (1906)
"michaelmas Term, 1674; Hilary, 1674; Easter, 1675; Trinity, 1675; michaelmas, 1675; ... From michaelmas Term, 1680, to Easter and Trinity Term, 1709. ..."

2. 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)
"michaelmas, and cannot be shewn by extrinsic evidence to refer to a holding from Old michaelmas : and a notice to quit at Old ..."

3. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1888)
"On the Pell Receipt Rolls, michaelmas, 2 Richard III., and Easter, 2-3 Richard IIL, entries to the following effect are found : Loans "repaid" /6833 о о ..."

4. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"The pauper said it was immaterial to her, as she had not got a place, and agreed to go at New michaelmas, which she did, at which time the other servant ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer and by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Roger Meeson, William Newland Welsby, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1841)
"Nothing further passed between the parties, but at the michaelmas following the premises were delivered up to A. :— Held, that the four original lessees ..."

6. A Treatise on the Law of Mortgages by John Joseph Powell, Thomas Coventry (1822)
"day named in the deed, or any michaelmas day following, pay to the mortgagee, his heirs or assigns, the mortgage money and all arrears of interest which ..."

7. Calendar of the Close Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office: Prepared by Great Britain Public Record Office, Great Britain Court of Chancery, H. C. Maxwell Lyte, William Henry Stevenson (1900)
"1*. tyd. of the debt of Roger his father and in addition to his relief, whereof he shall render 10/. at michaelmas, and the remainder as above. Hertford. ..."

8. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"678. the tenant for life died before sunset on michaelmas day, and It was held that the ... Midsummer day, michaelmas day, and Christmas day in every year, ..."

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