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Whitsunday

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whitsunday

1. The seventh Sunday, and the fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival of the church in commemoration of the descent of the holy spirit on the day of pentecost; Pentecost; so called, it is said, because, in the primitive church, those who had been newly baptized appeared at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.

2. See the note under term.

Origin: White _ Sunday.