Maundy

Maun"dy

(?), n. [See Maundy Thursday.] 1. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper. [Obs.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on Maundy Thursday.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. The alms distributed in connection with this ceremony or on Maundy Thursday.

In England, the foot washing is obsolete, but the "royal maundy" is distributed annually on behalf of the sovereign. Since 1890 this distribution has been made from Westminster Abbey.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{

Maundy coins

or

Maundy money

}. Silver coins or money of the nominal value of 1d., 2d., 3d., and 4d., struck annually for the Maundy alms.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

 

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