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DEDICATION-DAY Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The feast of dedication of churches, or rather the feast day of
the saint and patron of a church, which was celebrated not only by the inhabitants of
the place, but by those of all the neighboring villages, who usually came thither ; and
such assemblies were allowed as lawful. It was usual for the people to feast and to
drink on those days. Cowell.

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