Definition of Maundy money noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Maundy money

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specially produced silver coins given each year by the British king or queen to a selected group of poor people on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter). The ceremony continues a tradition which began in the Middle Ages. At that time the king or queen washed the feet of the poor people, in memory of Christ's washing of his disciples'feet