sesquicentenary

noun
ses·​qui·​cen·​te·​na·​ry | \ ˌse-skwi-sen-ˈte-nə-rē How to pronounce sesquicentenary (audio) , -ˈsen-tə-ˌner-ē, -sen-ˈtē-nə-rē \

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Sesquicentenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sesquicentenary. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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