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In the Orthodox Church, the passing of the Virgin Mary from earthly life; the feast held in honour of this on 15 August, corresponding to the Assumption in the Western Church.

The word comes (in the late 15th century) via French from Latin dormition(n-) ‘falling asleep’.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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