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FEAST OF SACRIFICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Feast of Sacrifice mean? 

FEAST OF SACRIFICE (noun)
  The noun FEAST OF SACRIFICE has 1 sense:

1. the 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity

  Familiarity information: FEAST OF SACRIFICE used as a noun is very rare.


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FEAST OF SACRIFICE (noun)


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Meaning:

The 10th day of Dhu'l-Hijja; all Muslims attend a service in the mosques and those who are not pilgrims perform a ritual slaughter of a sheep (commemorating God's ransom of Abraham's son from sacrifice) and give at least a third of the meat to charity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Feast of Sacrifice; Id al-Adha

Hypernyms ("Feast of Sacrifice" is a kind of...):

feast day; fete day (a day designated for feasting)


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