Definition of CALENDER


CALENDER

An almanac. Julius Caesar ordained that the Roman year
should consist of 365 days, except every fourth year, which should contain
366, the additional day to be reckoned by counting the twenty-fourth day
of February (which was the 6th of the calends of March) twice. See Bissextile
is period of time exceeds the solar year by eleven minutes or there abouts,
which amounts to the error of a day in about 131 years. In 1582, the error
amounted to eleven days or more, which was corrected by Pope Gregory. Out
of this correction grew the distinction between Old and New Style. The Gregorian
or New Style was introduced into England in 1752, the 2d day of September
(0. S.) of that year being reckoned as the 14th day of September, (N. S.)
glee Almanac.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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