Definitions of Assumption
  1. noun
    (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
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    type of:
    a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
  2. noun
    celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
    synonyms: Assumption of Mary, August 15
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    type of:
    holy day of obligation
    a day when Catholics must attend Mass and refrain from servile work, and Episcopalians must take Communion
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