What does Jubilee mean?

Definitions for Jubileeˈdʒu bəˌli, ˌdʒu bəˈli

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jubilee(noun)

    a special anniversary (or the celebration of it)


  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

  6. Origin: [F. jubil, L. jubilaeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. ybel the blast of a trumpet, also the grand sabbatical year, which was announced by sound of trumpet.]


  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."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jubilee

    jōō′bi-lē, n. the year of release among the Jews every fiftieth year, proclaimed by the sound of a trumpet: the celebration of a fiftieth anniversary—e.g. of a king's accession, a bishop's consecration, &c.: in the R.C. Church, a year (every twenty-fifth—Ordinary jubilee) of indulgence for pilgrims and others, an Extraordinary jubilee being specially appointed by the Pope: any season of great public joy and festivity. [Fr. jubilé—L. jubilæus—Heb. yōbel, a trumpet, the blast of a trumpet.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jubilee in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jubilee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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