dominical year

year of our Lord, AD

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Dominical letter — Dominical letters are letters A, B, C, D, E, F and G assigned to days in a cycle of seven with the letter A always set against 1 January as an aid for finding the day of the week of a given calendar date and in calculating Easter. A common year… …   Wikipedia

  • Dominical Letter — • A device adopted from the Romans by the old chronologers to aid them in finding the day of the week corresponding to any given date, and indirectly to facilitate the adjustment of the Proprium de Tempore to the Proprium Sanctorum when… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Dominical — Do*min ic*al, a. [LL. dominicalis, for L. dominicus belonging to a master or lord (dominica dies the Lord s day), fr. dominus master or lord: cf. F. dominical. See {Dame}.] 1. Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord s day, or Sunday. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dominical altar — Dominical Do*min ic*al, a. [LL. dominicalis, for L. dominicus belonging to a master or lord (dominica dies the Lord s day), fr. dominus master or lord: cf. F. dominical. See {Dame}.] 1. Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord s day, or Sunday.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dominical letter — Dominical Do*min ic*al, a. [LL. dominicalis, for L. dominicus belonging to a master or lord (dominica dies the Lord s day), fr. dominus master or lord: cf. F. dominical. See {Dame}.] 1. Indicating, or pertaining to, the Lord s day, or Sunday.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dominical letter — n. any of the first seven letters in the alphabet as used in church calendars to indicate Sundays: the letters are assigned to the first seven days of January, and the letter falling to Sunday is the arbitrary symbol for Sunday the rest of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Dominical Letter —    Meaning Sunday Letter is one of the first seven letters of the alphabet used in the Calendar to mark the Sundays throughout the year. The first seven days of the year being marked by A. B. C. D. E. F. G., the following seven days are similarly …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Dominical — Not to be confused with dominical letter or dominical saying. Dominical is a beach front town in the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica approximately 45 km south of Quepos. It is famous for large, year round waves and is well known by …   Wikipedia

  • dominical — adj. 1 of the Lord s day, of Sunday. 2 of the Lord (Jesus Christ). Phrases and idioms: dominical letter the one of the seven letters A G indicating the dates of Sundays in a year. Etymology: F dominical or L dominicalis f. L dominicus f. dominus… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Year — A year (from Old English gēar) is the orbital period of the Earth moving around the Sun. For an observer on Earth, this corresponds to the period it takes the Sun to complete one course throughout the zodiac along the ecliptic. In astronomy, the… …   Wikipedia

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