Definitions for: Maundy

[n] (United Kingdom) a public ceremony on Maundy Thursday when the monarch distributes Maundy money

Webster (1913) Definition: Maun"dy, n. [See Maundy Thursday.]
1. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper. [Obs.]

2. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy

3. The alms distributed in connection with this ceremony or
on Maundy Thursday.

Note: In England, the foot washing is obsolete, but the
``royal maundy'' is distributed annually on behalf of
the sovereign. Since 1890 this distribution has been
made from Westminster Abbey.

See Also: ceremonial, ceremonial occasion, ceremony, observance

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