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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the tradition of randomly choosing a member from a group, for example at a work place, and buying a small gift for them which they receive without knowing who bought it for them

    Let's imagine the office secret Santa. You're set a £5 limit and must buy a present for someone you have barely ever spoken to.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/11/2011
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a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of their retirement, an important anniversary and the like

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