maundy n pl , maundies (Christianity) the ceremonial washing of the feet of poor persons in commemoration of Jesus' washing of his disciples' feet (John 13:4--34) re-enacted in some churches on Maundy Thursday (C13: from Old French mandé something commanded, from Latin mandatum commandment, from the words of Christ: Mandatum novum do vobis A new commandment give I unto you)
n specially minted coins distributed by the British sovereign on Maundy Thursday
n (Christianity) the Thursday before Easter observed as a commemoration of the Last Supper
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