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The forty days of fast preceding Easter; Lent. Quadragesima Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, about forty days before Easter.

Origin: L, fr. Quadragesimus the fortieth, fr. Quadraginta forty; akin to quattuor four. See Four.

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