1. [syn: Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Maundy Thursday \Maun"dy Thurs"day\ [OE. maunde a command, OF.
mand['e], L. mandatum, from mandare to command. See called
from the ancient custom of washing the feet of the poor on
this day, which was taken to be the fulfillment of the "new
commandment," --John xiii. 5, 34.] (Eccl.)
The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
[syn: Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday]