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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A to Z Blogging Challenge word of the day - Year and a day

The last few letters of the Alphabet is hard to find words for. At least the letter Y had a few more for me to chose from. Today’s word is:

Year and a day

It is a modern Wicca and many Pagan traditions where a period of time must be spent studying a given degree or grade before the next one can be received. Turns out that measuring time by a year and a day is an old England tradition. In fact, in medieval English law, if a person was wounded and died with in that time period the one who wounded him could be charged with murder.

Have to admit that last part intrigued me a bit. In my mind, lots of other things could occur in those days in between, especially if the injury wasn’t major and healed up fairly quickly. Oh, well unique and interesting fact none the less. Hope all comes back tomorrow our last day of the A to Z Blogging Challenge and find out what the last word will be.

Have a great day and remember all the information for this post was found in:
The New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer.
This particular word was found on pages 523

Have a great day and remember:
 Let Imagination Soar
Write and Read With Creativity

Julia Matthews


  1. I'd hope that the whole year and a day murder thing would have to be dealt with sensibly; like they had to die from their wound or complications from that wound :).
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  2. The Year and A Day comes up often in witchcraft lore. Marriages were only good for a year and a day. At that point either could walk away without the need of a divorce.
    Training, like you said, and even service to another.

    Timothy S. Brannan
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    1. Thanks for that information. I didn't know that. Sure would help society today as many divorces as there are.

  3. That year and a day rule was only repealed into 1996 - so that there is now no limit on when someone can be tried for murder if someone dies from the injuries they caused - it's because of the fact that we can now keep people alive longer with machines than we once could, so a year and a day is not necessarily long enough.
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