Of or pertaining to the passover, or to Easter; as, a paschal lamb; paschal eggs. Paschal candle, a large wax candle, blessed and placed on the altar on Holy Saturday, or the day before Easter. Paschal flower. See Pasque flower, under Pasque.

Origin: L. Paschalis: cf. F. Pascal. See Pasch.

(01 Mar 1998)

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