Share this entry
holy day of obligation Syllabification: holy day of obligation

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of holy day of obligation in English:


(In the Roman Catholic Church) a day on which Roman Catholics are required to attend Mass.
Example sentences
  • It's the third Thursday in May, Ascension Thursday, a holy day of obligation in the Catholic Church.
  • They attended Mass every Sunday and on holy days of obligation.
  • This Thursday, August 15, is a holy day of obligation.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources