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See All Saints' Day.
[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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|Noun||1.||Allhallows - 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
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