Definitions for Jubileeˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ju•bi•leeˈdʒu 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) 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. the plenary indulgence granted.

    Category: Religion

  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.

    Category: Judaism

    Ref: Compare sabbatical year (def. 2). 2

  7. an African-American folk song concerned with future happiness or deliverance from tribulation.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. (adj.)flambé:

    cherries jubilee.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of jubilee:

1350–1400; ME < MF jubile < LL jūbilaeus < LGk iōbēlaîos (with assimilation to L jūbilāre to shout for joy) 蠐 Heb yōbhēl ram's horn, jubilee

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jubilee(noun)

    a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)

Wiktionary

  1. jubilee(Noun)

    A special year of emancipation supposed to be kept every fifty years, when farming was abandoned and Hebrew slaves were set free.

  2. jubilee(Noun)

    A fiftieth anniversary.

  3. jubilee(Noun)

    A special year (originally held every hundred years, then fifty, and then fewer) in which remission from sin could be granted as well as indulgences upon making a pilgrimage to Rome.

  4. jubilee(Noun)

    A time of celebration or rejoicing.

  5. jubilee(Noun)

    A period of fifty years; a half-century.

  6. Jubilee(Noun)

    a year of rest, observed by the Israelites every 50 years

  7. Jubilee(Noun)

    a holy year when people are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Rome

  8. Origin: Ultimately from יובל, which was used for the proclamation of the year of Jubilee.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jubilee(noun)

    every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners

  2. Jubilee(noun)

    the joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions

  3. Jubilee(noun)

    a church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty-five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence grated by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist

  4. Jubilee(noun)

    a season of general joy

  5. Jubilee(noun)

    a state of joy or exultation

Freebase

  1. Jubilee

    In Judaism and Christianity, the concept of the Jubilee is a special year of remission of sins and universal pardon. In the Biblical Book of Leviticus, a Jubilee year is mentioned to occur every fiftieth year, in which slaves and prisoners would be freed, debts would be forgiven and the mercies of God would be particularly manifest. In the Holy Bible, Leviticus 25:8-13 states, "And thou shalt number seven sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years. Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. A jubile shall that fiftieth year be unto you: ye shall not sow, neither reap that which groweth of itself in it, nor gather the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. For it is the jubile; it shall be holy unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof out of the field. In the year of this jubile ye shall return every man unto his possession."


Translations for Jubilee

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

jubilee(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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