• (obsolete) A period of fifty years; a half-century. [17th-18th c.]
  • (Jewish historical) A special year of emancipation supposed to be kept every fifty years, when farming was abandoned and Hebrew slaves were set free. [from 14th c.]
  • A time of celebration or rejoicing. [from 16th c.]
  • (Catholicism) 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. [from 15th c.]
  • A fiftieth anniversary. [from 14th c.]

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