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ju·bi·lee

 (jo͞o′bə-lē′, jo͞o′bə-lē′)
n.
1.
a. A specially celebrated anniversary, especially a 50th anniversary.
b. The celebration of such an anniversary.
2. A season or occasion of joyful celebration.
3. Jubilation; rejoicing.
4. often Jubilee Bible In the Hebrew Scriptures, a year of rest to be observed by the Israelites every 50th year, during which slaves were to be set free, alienated property restored to the former owners, and the lands left untilled.
5. often Jubilee Roman Catholic Church A year during which plenary indulgence may be obtained by the performance of certain pious acts.

[Middle English jubile, from Old French, from Late Latin iūbilaeus, the Jewish year of jubilee, alteration (influenced by iūbilāre, to raise a shout of joy) of Greek iōbēlaios, from iōbēlos, from Hebrew yôbēl, ram, ram's horn, jubilee; see ybl in Semitic roots.]
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jubilee

(ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː; ˌdʒuːbɪˈliː)
n
1. a time or season for rejoicing
2. a special anniversary, esp a 25th or 50th one
3. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a specially appointed period, now ordinarily every 25th year, in which special indulgences are granted
4. (Judaism) Old Testament a year that was to be observed every 50th year, during which Hebrew slaves were to be liberated, alienated property was to be restored, etc
5. a less common word for jubilation
[C14: from Old French jubile, from Late Latin jubilaeus, from Late Greek iōbēlaios, from Hebrew yōbhēl ram's horn, used for the proclamation of the year of jubilee; influenced by Latin jūbilāre to shout for joy]
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ju•bi•lee

(ˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli)

n.
1. the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the 25th, 50th, 60th, or 75th.
2. the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like.
3. any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity.
4. rejoicing or jubilation.
5. (in the Roman Catholic Church)
a. Also called ju′bilee year′. an appointed year or other period, ordinarily every 25 years, in which a plenary indulgence is granted upon repentance and the performance of certain acts.
b. the plenary indulgence granted.
6. a yearlong period observed by Jews in ancient times every 50 years, during which Jewish slaves were freed, alienated lands restored to the original owner, and the fields left untilled. Lev. 25. Compare sabbatical year (def. 2).
7. an African-American folk song concerned with future happiness or deliverance from tribulation.
adj.
8. flambé: cherries jubilee.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French jubile < Late Latin jūbilaeus < Late Greek iōbēlaîos (with assimilation to Latin jūbilāre to shout for joy) « Hebrew yōbhēl ram's horn, jubilee]
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jubilee

- Comes from Hebrew yobhel, "ram's horn," which was used as a trumpet to proclaim the jubilee, a year of emancipation and restoration (every 50 years).
See also related terms for trumpet.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jubilee - a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)jubilee - a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
diamond jubilee - an anniversary celebrating the passage of 60 years
silver jubilee - an anniversary celebrating the passage of 25 years
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jubilee

noun celebration, holiday, fête, festival, carnival, festivity, gala Queen Victoria's jubilee
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Translations
يوبيل
jubileumvýročí
jubilæum
jubilejobljetnica
jubileum
fagnaîarhátíî, afmælishátíî
jubiliejus
jubileja
jubileum
obletnica

jubilee

[ˈdʒuːbɪliː] N (= celebration) → jubileo m; (= anniversary) → aniversario m
silver jubileevigésimo quinto aniversario m
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jubilee

[ˌdʒuːbɪˈliː] njubilé m
silver jubilee → vingt-cinquième anniversaire
golden jubilee → cinquantième anniversaire
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jubilee

nJubiläum nt
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jubilee

[ˈdʒuːbɪˌliː] ngiubileo
silver jubilee → venticinquesimo anniversario
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jubilee

(ˈdʒuːbiliː) noun
a celebration of a special anniversary (especially the 25th, 50th or 60th) of some event, eg the succession of a king or queen. The king celebrated his golden jubilee (= fiftieth anniversary of his succession) last year.
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References in classic literature ?
The first Nichols had been dead since the reign of King William the Fourth, the second since the jubilee year of Queen Victoria.
In those days it was considered a sort of crime to part with one's inheritance at any price--and even if a man did part with it, it reverted to himself or his heirs again at the next jubilee year. So this spoiled child of a King went and lay down on the bed with his face to the wall, and grieved sorely.
This year has also been designated as a Jubilee year and the Year of La Sallian Vocations.
Spelling out for what purpose the Spirit of the Lord is upon Him, Jesus specifies His mission as the heralding of the good news to the poor, liberty for captives, sight for the blind, release for prisoners and a jubilee year or a year of favor for all.
PM @narendramodi welcomes Prime Minister of #Bhutan @tsheringtobgay to India during the Golden Jubilee Year of our relationship, which is based on shared perceptions, utmost trust, goodwill and understanding," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.
Summary: Pope Francis' 'Fridays of Mercy' initiative continues long after the jubilee year
During this extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, the best gift we can give to our family members, relatives and friends is to get them on a pilgrimage to receive the plenary indulgence.
The trophy was presented to the ladies section by life member Stephen Cockcroft in 2002 commemorating the Queens Golden Jubilee year.
Pope Francis on Friday opened a symbolic "Holy Door" for those excluded from society, at the start of a special Jubilee year for the Roman Catholic church.
VATICAN CITY * Pope Francis launched his yearlong push for a global Catholic church of mercy and forgiveness in early December, starting the jubilee year focused on the subject by opening the holy door at St.
Francis announced earlier this year the Jubilee year, during which Catholics can receive special remission for their sins by meeting certain conditions, calling it a Holy Year of Mercy.