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 Annuncia’tion.Annus Mirab’illis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Annus Luctus,
 
the period during which a widow is morally supposed to remain chaste. If she marries within about nine months from the death of her late husband and a child is born, a doubt might arise as to the paternity of the child. Such a marriage is not illegal, but it is inexpedient.   1
 


 Annuncia’tion.Annus Mirab’illis. 

 
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