[ luhs-truh m ]
/ ˈlʌs trəm /

noun, plural lus·trums, lus·tra [luhs-truh] /ˈlʌs trə/.

Also luster; especially British, lustre. a period of five years.
Roman History. a lustration or ceremonial purification of the people, performed every five years, after the taking of the census.

Origin of lustrum

1580–90; < Latin lūstrum; cf. luster1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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/ (ˈlʌstrəm) /

noun plural -trums or -tra (-trə)

a period of five years

Word Origin for lustrum

C16: from Latin: ceremony of purification, from lustrāre to brighten, purify
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