noun, plural fest·schrift·en [fest-shrif-tuh n] /ˈfɛstˌʃrɪf tən/, fest·schrifts.
- (often initial capital letter) a volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of a colleague, usually published on the occasion of retirement, an important anniversary, or the like.
noun plural -schriften (-ˌʃrɪftən) or -schrifts
- a collection of essays or learned papers contributed by a number of people to honour an eminent scholar, esp a colleague
1898, from German Festschrift, literally “festival writing.”