- a festival on the 2nd November to pray for the souls of the faithful deceased, such as may be presumed to be still suffering in Purgatory.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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All Souls' Day — a day of solemn prayer for all dead persons, observed by Roman Catholics and certain Anglicans, usually on November 2. [1550 60] * * * In the Roman Catholic church, a day commemorating all the Christians believed to be in purgatory. Celebrated on … Universalium
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All Souls' Day — noun a day of supplication for all the souls in purgatory • Syn: ↑November 2 • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day • Part Holonyms: ↑November, ↑Nov … Useful english dictionary