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A calendar introduced by the authority of Julius Caesar in 46 bc, in which the year consisted of 365 days, every fourth year having 366 days. It was superseded by the Gregorian calendar, though it is still used by some Orthodox Churches. Dates in the Julian calendar are sometimes designated ‘Old Style’.→ calendar
- ‘This book starts with a scintillating discussion of the difference between the Julian calendar and the Gregorian calendar.’
- ‘At this time Bulgaria still used the Julian calendar and the date now falls on December 8 on the present day calendar.’
- ‘The Serbian Orthodox Church uses the Julian calendar, which is 13 days behind the Gregorian one commonly used in the West.’
- ‘For hundreds of years, people used a calendar called the Julian calendar that followed this rule, adding a leap year every four years.’
- ‘Most Eastern Orthodox churches still follow the Julian calendar and are now 13 days adrift - celebrating Christmas on January 7th.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.