1621, in the meaning defined above
Latin, from quinque five + annus year — more at five, annual
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“Quinquennium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinquennium. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.
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