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Passover (a translation of the Hebrew Pasch[e], Passe), the name of the great festival of the Jewish Church, celebrated on the evening of the 14th day of the month Abib or Nisan in commemoration of the Exodus (q.v.), and more particularly of the passing over by the destroying angel of the Israelite's houses marked with the blood of the paschal lamb. Every householder then eats with his family the paschal lamb and unleavened bread. The Christian Easter has been made contemporaneous with it.