/thangks'giv"ing/, n.
1. the act of giving thanks; grateful acknowledgment of benefits or favors, esp. to God.
2. an expression of thanks, esp. to God.
3. a public celebration in acknowledgment of divine favor or kindness.
4. a day set apart for giving thanks to God.
[1525-35; THANK + -S3 + GIVING]

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Universalium. 2010.