Maundy money


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Maundy money specially minted silver coins that are distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Maundy money Silver coins or money of the nominal value of 1d., 2d., 3d., and 4d., struck annually for the Maundy alms.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Maundy money the money given away on Maundy Thursday, the Thursday in Passion week, by the royal almoner, usually a penny for each year of the sovereign's reign—the small silver coins specially coined since 1662
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mande (Fr. mandé)—L. mandātum, command, i.e. the 'new Commandment' of John, xiii. 34.


In literature:

The nuns of St Mary de Pre (St Albans) had "Maundy ale" and "Maundy money" given to them.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power

In news:

Queen gives ' Maundy money'.
Queen gives ' Maundy money '.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth hands out Maundy money during the Maundy Thursday service at Westminster Abbey in London, April 21.
Queen Elizabeth handed out " Maundy money " to the needy today.