quatercentenary

noun
qua·​ter·​cen·​te·​na·​ry | \ ˌkwä-tər-sen-ˈte-nə-rē How to pronounce quatercentenary (audio) , -ˈsen-tə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce quatercentenary (audio) , -sen-ˈtē-nə-rē \

Definition of quatercentenary

: a 400th anniversary or its celebration

First Known Use of quatercentenary

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for quatercentenary

Latin quater four times + English centenary — more at quaternion

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“Quatercentenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quatercentenary. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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