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sexcentenary

[seks-sen-ten-uh-ree, seks-sen-tn-er-ee or, esp. British -sen-tee-nuh-ree] /ˌsɛks sɛnˈtɛn ə ri, sɛksˈsɛn tnˌɛr i or, esp. British -sɛnˈti nə ri/
adjective
1.
pertaining to 600 or a period of 600 years; marking the completion of 600 years.
noun, plural sexcentenaries.
2.
a 600th anniversary or its celebration.
Origin of sexcentenary
1770-1780
First recorded in 1770-80; sex- + centenary
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British Dictionary definitions for sexcentenary

sexcentenary

/ˌsɛksɛnˈtiːnərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to 600 or a period of 600 years
2.
of, relating to, or celebrating a 600th anniversary
noun (pl) -naries
3.
a 600th anniversary or its celebration
Word Origin
C18: from Latin sexcentēnī six hundred each
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