Feast of the Circumcision

noun
(Roman Catholic Church and Anglican Church) feast day celebrating the circumcision of Jesus; celebrated on January 1st
Syn: ↑Circumcision, ↑January 1
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Hypernyms: ↑feast day, ↑fete day

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