• Design for the Reverse of the Jubilee Medallion
    Design for the Reverse of the Jubilee Medallion
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jubilee a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jubilee (R. C. Ch) A church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty-five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence granted by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist.
    • Jubilee A season of general joy. "The town was all a jubilee of feasts."
    • Jubilee A state of joy or exultation. "In the jubilee of his spirits."
    • Jubilee (Jewish Hist) Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners.
    • Jubilee The joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jubilee Among the ancient Jews, according to the law in Lev. xxv., a semi-centennial epoch of general restoration and emancipation, when liberty was to be proclaimed throughout the land with the blowing of trumpets. The year of jubilee was the fiftieth year—each being separated from that which preceded it by an interval of “seven sabbaths of years,” or forty-nine years. In that year the land was not tilled, all lands that had been sold were restored to the original owners or their heirs, and all bondsmen of Hebrew blood were liberated. Whether all debts were canceled, as is commonly supposed, is uncertain; there is no express provision to that effect.
    • n jubilee In the Roman Catholic Church, a year in which remission from the penal consequences of sin is granted by the church to those who repent and perform certain acts. The ordinary jubilee is now granted once in twenty-five years. Extraordinary jubilees are sometimes proclaimed on special occasions. The institution dates from 1300, in the pontificate of Boniface VIII., the interval being then fixed at one hundred years, and plenary indulgence granted to all who visited the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul at Rome for a certain number of days with offerings. The period was shortened successively to fifty, thirty-three, and twenty-five years, and certain works of charity and devotion were substituted for the pilgrimage to Rome.
    • n jubilee Now, in general, the completion of the fiftieth year of any continuous course of existence or activity, or a celebration of the completion of fifty years, whether on the anniversary day or in a succession of festivities or observances: as, the jubilee of a town or of a, pastorate; the jubilee of Queen Victoria.
    • n jubilee Hence Any exceptional season or course of rejoicing or festivity; a special occasion or manifestation of joyousness.
    • n jubilee The fiftieth year; the year following any period of forty-nine (or sometimes fifty) years.
    • n jubilee A period of fifty years; a half-century.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jubilee jōō′bi-lē the year of release among the Jews every fiftieth year, proclaimed by the sound of a trumpet: the celebration of a fiftieth anniversary—e.g. of a king's accession, a bishop's consecration, &c.: in the R.C. Church, a year (every twenty-fifth—Ordinary jubilee) of indulgence for pilgrims and others, an Extraordinary jubilee being specially appointed by the Pope: any season of great public joy and festivity.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. jubilé, L. jubilaeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. yōbel, the blast of a trumpet, also the grand sabbatical year, which was announced by sound of trumpet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. jubilé—L. jubilæus—Heb. yōbel, a trumpet, the blast of a trumpet.


In literature:

The year of Jubilee did not affect them.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
There the rest of the boys flocked about him in welcome and jubilee.
"Army Boys on the Firing Line" by Homer Randall
I sang a jubilee last week when Miss Roscoe read the list and my name wasn't on it.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
Life was to them a jubilee only so far as they could make it so by a consciousness of duty faithfully done.
"Woman's Work in the Civil War" by Linus Pierpont Brockett
We are stolen and sold to Georgia, go sound the jubilee.
"The Liberty Minstrel" by George W. Clark
Jubilee of 1350, 166.
"Pagan and Christian Rome" by Rodolfo Lanciani
Sometimes when dere was a jubilee comin' off, slaves was 'lowed to go to deir Marsters' church.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
In the latter months of the same year, and early in 1898 a new set was issued in a uniform design showing the jubilee portrait of the Queen.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
Among his best pieces of writing were the accounts of Wagner's Parsifal at Bayreuth, and the great Peace Jubilee after our civil war.
"Charles Carleton Coffin" by William Elliot Griffis
The clock was erected as a Jubilee memorial in 1887, at a cost of over L200.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Abbey Church of Tewkesbury" by H. J. L. J. Massé

In poetry:

Not today we need lament
Your wealth of life is some way spent:
Toil has shed round your head
Silver but for Jubilee.
"The Silver Jubilee" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
A Jubilee! A Jubilee!
Waft the glad shout across the laughing sea!
A Jubilee! A Jubilee! O bells
Ring out our gladness on your merry peals!
"The Queen's Jubilee" by Sarah Anne Curzon
And thus, dear children, have ye made for me
This day a jubilee,
And to my more than three-score years and ten
Brought back my youth again.
"Ultima Thule: From My Arm-Chair" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Tell the great world those bless-ed tidings!
Yes, and be sure the bondman hears;
Tell the oppress'd of ev'ry nation,
Jubilee lasts a thousand years!
"Song of a Thousand Years" by Henry Clay Work
And as this is her first Jubilee year,
And will be her last, I rather fear:
Therefore, sound drums and trumpets cheerfully,
Until the echoes are heard o'er land and sea.
"An Ode to the Queen on Her Jubilee Year" by William Topaz McGonagall
Hail! hail thou glorious first!
Proud day of Liberty,
Thy dawning wakes the burst
Of India's jubilee;
And calls to mind that happy morn
When Freedom's thousand sons were born.
"The First Of August" by James Madison Bell

In news:

CNU students get close up of 'Downton Abbey' and Diamond Jubilee .
DURING Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration this month, many BBC viewers were offended by its coverage of some of the tackier souvenirs and royal memorabilia available in London.
Queen's press secretary speaks about Diamond Jubilee handling.
A fitting end to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Did you catch the highlights from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London on ABC TV last night.
After queen's Diamond Jubilee - clean-up time.
Queen Elizabeth II resumed her royal duties Wednesday, following a massive, four-day party to mark her Diamond Jubilee .
Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee .
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee .
Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration ends in royal style.
Diamond Jubilee a 'Humbling Experience'.
Celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee .
And Charles, prince of Wales, leave Westminster Hall after a Diamond Jubilee luncheon.
Queen's Diamond Jubilee a triumph for the monarchy, but questions about its future remain.
Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee .

In science:

Fractal geometry and applications: A Jubilee of B.
Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster on trees
One of us (Yu.H.) is deeply indebted to the jubilee for introducing into the fascinating field of phase transitions and critical phenomena. R. F. acknowledges the fruitful cooperation with the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics.
Critical slowing down in random anisotropy magnets
Duplantier, Conformal Fractal Geometry & Boundary Quantum Gravity, in: Fractal Geometry and Applications: A Jubilee of Benoît Mandelbrot (M. L.
Conformal Random Geometry
Werner, On the Scaling limit of Planar Self-Avoiding Walks, in: Fractal Geometry and Applications: A Jubilee of Benoît Mand elbrot (M. L.
Conformal Random Geometry
In Fractal geometry and applications: a jubilee of Benoˆıt Mandelbrot, Part 2, volume 72 of Proc.
The growth exponent for planar loop-erased random walk