Definition of Festschrift in English:
noun (plural Festschriften /-ˌSHriftən/ or Festschrifts)
A collection of writings published in honor of a scholar.
- The first issue was subtitled ‘A Festschrift in Honor of James Laughlin, Publisher of New Directions.’
- As Benjamin Britten remarked in a Festschrift published on Michael Tippett's sixtieth birthday, the birthday boy can feel that he is ‘already dead and that the musicologists are busy on the corpse’.
- John Beattie, the pre-eminent historian of English crime and punishment, has already been honoured with an excellent Festschrift.
late 19th century: from German, from Fest 'celebration' + Schrift 'writing'.
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