festschriften

festschrift

[fest-shrift]
noun, plural festschriften [fest-shrif-tuhn] , festschrifts.
(often initial capital letter) a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of retirement, an important anniversary, or the like.

Origin:
1900–05; < German, equivalent to Fest feast, festival + Schrift writing

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festschrift (ˈfɛstˌʃrɪft)
 
n , pl -schriften, -schrifts
a collection of essays or learned papers contributed by a number of people to honour an eminent scholar, esp a colleague
 
[German, from Fest celebration, feast + Schrift writing]

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