Good Friday

Good Friday

noun
the Friday before Easter, a holy day of the Christian church, observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English

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Good Friday
 
n
the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus

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Good Friday
late 13c., from good in sense of "holy" (e.g. the good book "the Bible," 1896), also, esp. of holy days or seasons observed by the church (early 15c.); it was also applied to Christmas and Shrove Tuesday.
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Good Friday definition


The Friday before Easter Sunday; a day on which Christians commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus. Good Friday means “holy Friday.”

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