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Nov 6, 2014This week's theme
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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A special anniversary of an event, especially a 50th anniversary.
2. Rejoicing or celebration.
From Old French jubile, from Latin jubilaeus, and Greek iobelaios, from Hebrew yobel (ram, ram's horn trumpet). Traditionally a jubilee year was announced by blowing a ram's horn. Earliest documented use: 1382.
"Pupils at a Bradford school crowned their diamond jubilee celebrations by starting the new academic year in the new school colour -- gold."
Chris Young; A Golden Year Begins for Pupils With New School Uniforms; Telegraph and Argus (Bradford, UK); Oct 3, 2014.
See more usage examples of jubilee in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th US President (1809-1865)
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