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paschal adj : of or relating to Passover or Easter; "paschal lamb"

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  1. of, or related to Easter

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Paschal is a variant spelling of the name Pascal (see: Pascal (name)). Two popes and two antipopes have taken this name:
Paschal is also the name of a saint:
  • Paschal Baylon, one of three patron saints of fertility at Obando, Bulacan, Philippines
Paschal may also be used as an adjective (from "Pascha", a latinized spelling of the Hebrew word Pesach, meaning Passover) to describe various Easter- and Passover-related observances and events:
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