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[Middle English al halwes : al, all; see all + halwes, pl. of halwe, saint (from Old English hālga; see Allhallowmas).]
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a less common term for All Saints' Day
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Allhallows Eve a less common name for Halloween
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All′ Saints'′ Day`

a church festival celebrated Nov. 1 in honor of all the saints; Allhallows.
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Noun1.Allhallows - a Christian feast day honoring all the saintsAllhallows - a Christian feast day honoring all the saints; first observed in 835
holy day of obligation - a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
Nov, November - the month following October and preceding December
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| | Vocelle, a ladies choir based in the Pontyclun area, are holding their annual concert - entitled Songs of Travel - on Friday, July 1, at 7.30pm, in Allhallows RC Church, Miskin.
The creation of "Allhallows," or the feast of All Saints, on November 1, is traced to Pope Gregory III (731-741) who sought to supplant the pagan celebration of Samhain with a Christian holiday (Feldman, 2001).
Halloween, or Allhallows Eve, used to be a day to remember the dead, such as saints -- otherwise known as hallows.
Haven Holidays, a UK-based holiday park operator, has announced new summer rates for its Allhallows Holiday Park in Rochester, Kent, UK.
BRITAIN'S fastest-growing betting-shop chain, Better, has lined up John Francome, Peter Scudamore, Robert Thornton and Paul Nicholls' assistant trainer Harry Fry for their Cheltenham Festival preview at the Loose Cannon Club in London's Allhallows Lane on Thursday, March 5.
(35) No contemporary record of this event survives, and it is not clear exactly what location Foxe is referring to; it is apparently not the Carpenters' company hall, which has been located in Allhallows London Wall parish since the early 15th century.