Definition of Michaelmas in English:

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Michaelmas

Pronunciation: /ˈmikəlməs/

noun

The feast of St. Michael, September 29.
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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Syllabification: Mich·ael·mas

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