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quincentenary

[kwin-sen-ten-uh-ree, kwin-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwin-sen-tee-nuh-ree]
noun, plural quin·cen·ten·ar·ies.
  1. a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years; quincentennial.
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quincentenary

noun plural -naries
  1. a 500th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
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Derived Formsquincentennial (ˌkwɪnsɛnˈtɛnɪəl), adjective, noun

Word Origin

C19: irregularly from Latin quinque five + centenary
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