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Good Friday

the Friday before Easter, a holy day of the Christian church, observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus.
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1250-1300; Middle English Unabridged
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Good Friday

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

late 13c., from good in Middle English sense of "holy," also especially of holy days or seasons observed by the church (early 15c.); the word also was 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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