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Jubilé, n. Also: Jubiley, Jubilie, Jubellie. [ME. and e.m.E. iubile(e (1382), e.m.E. iubely, jubily, jubilee.] a. The Hebrew Jubilee. b. A Jubilee or year of remission from the penalties of sin, in the Roman Catholic Church. c. Rejoicing, celebration. —a. c1420 Wynt. ii. 174.
The Jubile Fyrst in his tym fundyn wes And [C. That] nowe we call the yherys [C. ȝhere] off grace
b. a1538 Abell 96 b.
The ȝeir of Iubile wes institut be Boniface
1570 Leslie 22.
The … Erle of Douglas … wes at Rome this yeir, being the jubiley
1596 Dalr. II. 71/22.
Erle Douglas intendis to Rome, was now the ȝeir of Jubilie
c1615 Chron. Kings 76.
[The Earl of Douglas] passit to Rome to ane Jubellie
c. 1502 Halyb. xxii.
To cum oure ... in this cuntre and mak ȝow blyth and lat ws talk of auld fernȝeris and thairefter mak your jubile

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