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fest·schrift

 (fĕst′shrĭft′)
n. pl. fest·schrif·ten (-shrĭf′tən) or fest·schrifts
A volume compiled as a tribute, especially to a scholar, consisting of articles or essays relating to the honoree's work or interests.

[German : Fest, festival; see fest + Schrift, writing (from Middle High German schrift, from Old High German scrift, from scrīban, to write, from Latin scrībere; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots).]
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festschrift

(ˈfɛstˌʃrɪft)
n, pl -schriften (-ˌʃrɪftən) or -schrifts
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a collection of essays or learned papers contributed by a number of people to honour an eminent scholar, esp a colleague
[German, from Fest celebration, feast + Schrift writing]
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fest•schrift

(ˈfɛstˌʃrɪft)

n., pl. -schrift•en (-ˌʃrɪf tən)
-schrifts.
(often cap.) a volume of scholarly articles contributed by many authors to honor a senior colleague or teacher, usu. on the occasion of the honoree's birthday.
[1900–05; < German Fest festival + Schrift writing]
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Festschrift

 a collection of writings forming a volume for presentation to a well-known scholar on the occasion of his attaining a certain age, pinnacle of his career, retirement, etc.
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festschrift

A German word meaning festival writing, used to mean a collection of essays written by various authors in honor of another author or scholar.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.festschrift - a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar
memorial, remembrance, commemoration - a recognition of meritorious service
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Jahrhunderts, en Speculum historiale, Festchrift J.
(18) Itumeleng Mosala, "Spirituality and Struggle: African and Black Theologies," in One Nation: A Festchrift for Beyers Naude, ed.
"Testing for Weak Instruments in Linear IV Regerssion." In Identification and Inference for Econometric Models: A Festchrift in Honor of Thomas Rothenberg, edited by J.
Fiske (Eds.), Personality research, methods and theory: A festchrift honoring Donald W.
Earth, Stone and Spirit: Markus Hiekkanen Festchrift. Turun Yliopisto, Turku, 182-191.
Tom Henry and Christine Johnson (American Museum of Natural History) for inviting us to participate in the Toby Schuh Festchrift, and who thoughtfully shepherded our paper to completion.
In Literatur, Politik and Recht in Mesopotamien: Festchrift fur Claus Wilcke, ed.