One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A day on which a king, emperor, or pope is present in person, wearing his crown (now historical).
2(In Ireland) a Quarter Sessions day set aside for criminal cases, appeals, and some civil cases such as licensing applications.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Heywood (c1573–1641), playwright and poet.
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