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English definition of “Lent”

Lent

noun [U]     /lent/
in the Christian religion, the 40 days before Easter, a period during which, for religious reasons, some people stop doing particular things that they enjoy: The children have promised to give up sweets for Lent.Religious festivalsCelebrations, parties and special occasions
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