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KJV Dictionary / P / pentecost

KJV Dictionary Definition: pentecost

pentecost

PEN'TECOST,n. Gr. fiftieth.

1. A solemn festival of the Jews, so called because celebrated on the fiftieth day after the sixteenth of Nisan, which was the second day of the passover. It was called the feast of weeks, because it was celebrated seven weeks after the passover. It was instituted to oblige the people to repair to the temple of the Lord,there to acknowledge his absolute dominion over the country, and offer him the first fruits of their harvest; also that they might call to mind and give thanks to God for the law which he had given them at Sinai on the fiftieth day from their departure from Egypt.

2. Whitsuntide, a solemn feast of the church, held in commemoration of the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. Acts.2.

pentecostal

PEN'TECOSTAL, a. Pertaining to Whitsuntide.

pentecostals

PENTECOS'TALS, n. Oblations formerly made by parishioners to the parish priest at the feast of Pentecost, and sometimes by inferior churches to the mother church.

Definitions from Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, 1828.
Previous word: pennyworth. Next word: penurious.
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