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  • Lenten, lente, lent; cf.
  • Of the Lenten fast or Quadragesima, the first mention is in the fifth canon of the council of Nicaea (325), and from this time it is frequently referred to, but chiefly as a season of preparation for baptism, of absolution of penitents or of retreat and recollection.
  • The Lenten fast was retained at the Reformation in some of the reformed Churches, and is still observed in the Anglican and Lutheran communions.
  • In England a Lenten fast was first ordered to be observed by Earconberht, king of Kent (640-664).
  • The chief Lenten food from the earliest days was fish, and entries in the royal household accounts of Edward III.

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