Definitions for jubileeˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ju•bi•leeˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli(n.)
the celebration of any of certain anniversaries, as the 25th, 50th, 60th, or 75th.
the completion of 50 years of existence, activity, or the like.
any season or occasion of rejoicing or festivity.
rejoicing or jubilation.
(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.
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.
Ref: Compare sabbatical year (def. 2). 2
an African-American folk song concerned with future happiness or deliverance from tribulation.
Category: Music and Dance
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
a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)
A special year of emancipation supposed to be kept every fifty years, when farming was abandoned and Hebrew slaves were set free.
A fiftieth anniversary.
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.
A time of celebration or rejoicing.
A period of fifty years; a half-century.
a year of rest, observed by the Israelites every 50 years
a holy year when people are encouraged to make a pilgrimage to Rome
Origin: Ultimately from יובל, which was used for the proclamation of the year of Jubilee.
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
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
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
a season of general joy
a state of joy or exultation
Translations for jubilee
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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.
- jubileum, jubelfees; jubeljaarAfrikaans
- jubileuPortuguese (BR)
- jubileum, výročíCzech
- das JubiläumGerman
- πανηγυρική επέτειος, ιωβηλαίοGreek
- jubileo, aniversarioSpanish
- سالروز؛ بزرگداشتFarsi
- חֲגִיגַת יוֹבֵלHebrew
- perayaan istimewa memperingati sesuatuIndonesian
- fagnaðarhátíð, afmælishátíðIcelandic
- giubileo; anniversarioItalian
- سالروز؛ بزرگداشتPersian
- پنځوسم تلين: ياپنڅوسمه كاليزه: جشن، دميلى ورځPashto
- งานฉลองครบรอบ 25 ปี 50 ปี หรือ 60 ปีThai
- kutlama (töreni), jübileTurkish
- 週年紀念Chinese (Trad.)
- خوشی کی تقریبUrdu
- lễ kỉ niệmVietnamese
- 周年纪念（特别是 25、50或60周年纪念）Chinese (Simp.)
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