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quatercentenary

[ kwot-er-sen-ten-uh-ree, -sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwot-er-sen-tee-nuh-ree ]
/ 藢kw蓲t 蓹r s蓻n藞t蓻n 蓹 ri, -藞s蓻n tn藢蓻r i; especially British 藢kw蓲t 蓹r s蓻n藞ti n蓹 ri /
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noun, plural quat路er路cen路ten路ar路ies.
a 400th aniversary or its celebration.
adjective
pertaining to or marking a period of 400 years; quatercentennial.
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Origin of quatercentenary

1880鈥85; <Latin quater four times + centenary
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British Dictionary definitions for quatercentenary

quatercentenary
/ (藢kw忙t蓹s蓻n藞ti藧n蓹r瑟) /

noun plural -naries
a 400th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it

Derived forms of quatercentenary

quatercentennial (藢kw忙t蓹s蓻n藞t蓻n瑟蓹l), adjective, noun

Word Origin for quatercentenary

C19: from Latin quater four times + centenary
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