[kwin-sen-ten-uh-ree, kwin-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwin-sen-tee-nuh-ree]
noun, plural quin·cen·ten·ar·ies.
a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years; quincentennial.
Origin of quincentenary
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Contemporary Examples of quincentenary
Well, she has just accepted the role of Patron of the Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival.Camilla - Will She Ever Be Queen?
April 6, 2012
Historical Examples of quincentenary
The whole world celebrated the quincentenary of his martyr death.The Religious Spirit of the Slavs (1916)
noun plural -naries
a 500th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
Word Origin for quincentenary
C19: irregularly from Latin quinque five + centenary
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