[kwin-kwen-ee-uh l, kwing-]
- of or lasting for five years.
- occurring every five years.
- something that occurs every five years.
- a fifth anniversary.
- a five-year term in office.
- a quinquennium.
Origin of quinquennial
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin quīnquenni(s) of five years + -al1
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Examples from the Web for quinquennial
The valuations of the Fund should be made at quinquennial intervals.The Post Office of India and its Story
Table I. gives the number of illegitimate births per 1000 births in various countries of the world for quinquennial periods.
The period of the Reichstag elected in 1887 expired, and the new elections, the first for a quinquennial period, would take place.
The Napoleonic wars caused a slight lapse in the quinquennial indults.A History of The Inquisition of Spain; vol. 2,
Henry Charles Lea
Twelve quinquennial cycles were united into a greater period (yuga) of sixty years.
- occurring once every five years or over a period of five years
- another word for quinquennium
- a fifth anniversary
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Word Origin and History for quinquennial
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