A practice in Old Testament times. The smallest type of "jubilee year" was a sabbath of years - every seventh. It was meant to give the land a rest from farming; presumably everyone would devote that time to spiritual pursuits. A larger jubilee came after seven sabbath years - i.e. every 50; debts were forgiven (see Jubilee 2000), lands were returned to their original owners, and slaves were freed. The Israelites often ignored jubilees; their exile made up for those lost sabbath years.

A character in the Marvel Universe, particularly in the X-Men aspect of it. She possesses the ability to shoot plasma from her hands. Jubilee is one of the youngest ever to be an active part of the X-Men team. Jubilee was in the TV adaptation of the X-Men, but was not a full-fledged member during the show. Her greatest accomplishment is that of befriending Logan (aka Wolverine), as well as saving the life of Professor X and Beast on more than one occasion. Was replaced at the last minute by game designers for the X-Men arcade game by Dazzler, her lesser known partner.
Jubilation Lee was an ophan Before the death of her parents, she had already manifested her powers, but did not have a clue on how to control them. After the death of her parents, Jubilee moved to a mall and started to live there, to the dismay of the police officers. One day, when the X-Women of the time (Dazzler, Psylocke, Rogue and Storm) asked Gateway to take them to a mall, he sends them to the same mall that Jubilee was living in. She saw the portal open and passed through it, arriving at the Complex that belonged to the Reavers. After the X-Men passed through the Siege Perilous, Jubilee remained alone at the compound. When Pierce crucified Wolverine, Jubilee saved him, and they began a great friendship. She later joined the X-Men but, after the Phalanx attack, left the team to join Generation X. She had many moments there, and a great friendship with Synch. She later escaped from Bastion (aka Nimrod) and returned to Generation X, where she continues her training.

1935 musical about a king and queen who leave their castle (taking with them their two oldest children), and go out into the world as ordinary citizens: "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"

Moss Hart wrote the script, and Cole Porter provided what is considered to be one of his finest scores. Standout songs from Jubilee, namely "Begin the Beguine" and "Just One of Those Things", were not overnight successes, but caught on over time and eventually became hits.

Produced by Sam H. Harris and Max Gordon, Jubilee opened on Broadway at the Imperial Theater on October 12, 1935. The cast included Mary Boland, Melville Cooper, June Knight, Charles Walters, Derek Williams, May Boley, Mark Plant, Margaret Adams, and Montgomery Clift. It ran for 169 performances.

Ju"bi*lee (?), n. [F. jubil'e, L. jubilaeus, Gr. , fr. Heb. ybel the blast of a trumpet, also the grand sabbatical year, which was announced by sound of trumpet.]

1. Jewish Hist.

Every fiftieth year, being the year following the completion of each seventh sabbath of years, at which time all the slaves of Hebrew blood were liberated, and all lands which had been alienated during the whole period reverted to their former owners.

[In this sense spelled also, in some English Bibles, jubile.]

Lev. xxv. 8-17.


The joyful commemoration held on the fiftieth anniversary of any event; as, the jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign; the jubilee of the American Board of Missions.

3. R. C. Ch.

A church solemnity or ceremony celebrated at Rome, at stated intervals, originally of one hundred years, but latterly of twenty-five; a plenary and extraordinary indulgence grated by the sovereign pontiff to the universal church. One invariable condition of granting this indulgence is the confession of sins and receiving of the eucharist.


A season of general joy.

The town was all a jubilee of feasts. Dryden.


A state of joy or exultation.

[R.] "In the jubilee of his spirits."

Sir W. Scott.


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