Definition of Martinmas

1. Noun. The feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland.

Exact synonyms: 11 November, St Martin's Day
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day
Group relationships: Nov, November



Definition of Martinmas

1. n. The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November; -- often called martlemans.

Definition of Martinmas

1. Noun. St Martin's day, 11th November. A Scottish quarter day. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Martinmas

1. The feast of St. Martin, the eleventh of November; often called martlemans. Martinmas summer, a period of calm, warm weather often experienced about the time of Martinmas; Indian summer. Origin: St. Martin + mass religious service. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Martinmas

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1. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1841)
"Witk these conflicting views, Mr Mackenzie maintained tbi the crop for 1834 was drawn at martinmas 1833, and that, as he paid interest on the price from ..."

2. Yule and Christmas: Their Place in the Germanic Year by Alexander Tille (1899)
"martinmas AND MICHAELMAS. ... Michaelmas is an older term and festival than martinmas—a view not tenable for a moment, as he easily might have seen himself. ..."

3. The Scots Digest of Scots Appeals in the House of Lords from 1707 and of the by Robert Candlish Henderson, Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1908)
"Held that the rent payable at martinmas 1846, being legally due at Whitsunday ... In an arable farm of an entailed estate the entry was at martinmas 1838 ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law by Great Britain Bail Court (1864)
"10s. payable half yearly, that is to say, at Whitsuntide and martinmas in every year; and because the sum of Ы. bt. of the rent aforesaid for the space of ..."

5. Selections from the Household Books of the Lord William Howard of Naworth by William Howard, George Ornsby (1878)
"Coulson's, due at martinmas, 1633, vju. ... as parcell of the issues of his office, due at martinmas, 1633, ..."

6. The Correspondence of John Cosin, D.D., Lord Bishop of Durham: Together with by John Cosin (1872)
"IOd. payable at Pentecost and martinmas. Windgate Grange, for tith corne, ... 8d. payable at Penticost and martinmas. Mr. Crowne, for a house in Gatehead, ..."

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