Definition of Michaelmas in English:

Michaelmas

Line breaks: Mich¦ael|mas
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪk(ə)lməs
 
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noun

The feast of St Michael, 29 September.
More example sentences
  • In Michaelmas and Hilary terms of last year, the national and international press covered the Union Presidential election.
  • At Michaelmas he must pay ten pence tax, and at Martinmas twenty-three sesters of barley and two hens; at Easter one young sheep or twopence.
  • St Michael next means the next feast of St Michael or Michaelmas, which is the 29th September.

Origin

Old English Sanct Michaeles mæsse 'Saint Michael's Mass', referring to the Archangel.

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