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the Friday before Easter, a holy day of the Christian church, observed as the anniversary of the Crucifixion of Jesus.
the Friday before Easter, observed as a commemoration of the Crucifixion of Jesus

late 13c., from good in Middle English sense of “holy,” also especially of holy days or seasons observed by the church (early 15c.); the word also was applied to Christmas and Shrove Tuesday.

The Friday before Easter Sunday; a day on which Christians commemorate the Crucifixion of Jesus. Good Friday means “holy Friday.”


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