Definition of Michaelmas noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪklməs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪklməs//
[uncountable] Religious holidays and festivals
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(in the Christian Church) the holy day in honour of St Michael, 29 September See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word OriginOld English Sanct Michaeles mæsse ‘Saint Michael's Mass’, referring to the Archangel.

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