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quincentenary

noun quin·cen·te·na·ry \ˌkwin-sen-ˈte-nə-rē, -ˈsen-tə-ˌner-ē, especially British -sen-ˈtē-nə-rē\

Definition of QUINCENTENARY

:  a 500th anniversary or its celebration
quincentenary adjective

Origin of QUINCENTENARY

Latin quinque five + English centenary
First Known Use: 1879

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