Definition of Whitsun in English:
- At Whitsun 1307 Edward summoned his last invasion.
- In Saxon and Norman times, a good deal of public business was done at crown-wearings, ceremonial occasions at Christmas, Easter, and Whitsun.
- I won't be parading this Monday either, the second day of Whitsun, but - since I don't work on Friday - it does mean I have a four-day, totally unplanned break coming up.
Middle English: from Whitsunday, reduced as if from Whitsun Day.
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