Meaning of Saturnalia

Sat•ur•na•li•a

Pronunciation: (sat"ur-nā'lē-u, -nāl'yu), [key]
— pl. -li•a, -li•as.
  1. the festival of Saturn, celebrated in December in ancient Rome as a time of unrestrained merrymaking.
  2. (l.c.) unrestrained revelry; orgy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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