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quatercentenary

[kwot-er-sen-ten-uh-ree, -sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwot-er-sen-tee-nuh-ree] /ˌkwɒt ər sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, -ˈsɛn tnˌɛr i; especially British ˌkwɒt ər sɛnˈti nə ri/
noun, plural quatercentenaries.
1.
a 400th aniversary or its celebration.
adjective
2.
pertaining to or marking a period of 400 years; quatercentennial.
Origin of quatercentenary
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin quater four times + centenary
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British Dictionary definitions for quatercentenary

quatercentenary

/ˌkwætəsɛnˈtiːnərɪ/
noun (pl) -naries
1.
a 400th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
Derived Forms
quatercentennial (ˌkwætəsɛnˈtɛnɪəl) adjective, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Latin quater four times + centenary
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