1. the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
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How To Use Quinquagesima In A Sentence

  • Nicholas V, in 1450, reverted to the quinquagesimal period, while The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent
  • Hence the time of our sorrow and affliction is fixed at forty days; the state of blessed joy which shall be hereafter is figured in the quinquagesimal festival, i.e. the fifty days from Easter to Pentecost. Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew
  • Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima, which denote the Sundays which immediately precede, and the word Quadragesima, which denotes the first The Life of Hugo Grotius With Brief Minutes of the Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Literary History of the Netherlands
  • Perhaps the word is only one of a numerical series: Quadragesima, Quinquagesima, etc. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 13: Revelation-Stock
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