jubilee

ju•bi•lee
[[t]ˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli[/t]] n.
1) the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the 25th, 50th, 60th, or 75th
2) the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like
3) any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity
4) rejoicing or jubilation
5) rel (in the Roman Catholic Church)
a) Also called ju′bilee year′.
an appointed year or other period, ordinarily every 25 years, in which a plenary indulgence is granted upon repentance and the performance of certain acts.
b) the plenary indulgence granted
6) jud a yearlong period observed by Jews in ancient times every 50 years, during which Jewish slaves were freed, alienated lands restored to the original owner, and the fields left untilled. Lev. 25
Compare sabbatical year 2)
7) mad an African-American folk song concerned with future happiness or deliverance from tribulation
8) coo flambé:
cherries jubilee[/ex]
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < MF jubile < LL jūbilaeus < LGk iōbēlaîos (with assimilation to L jūbilāre to shout for joy) « Heb yōbhēl ram's horn, jubilee

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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