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quinquennium

[kwin-kwen-ee-uh m, kwing-]
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noun, plural quin·quen·ni·ums, quin·quen·ni·a [kwin-kwen-ee-uh, kwing-] /kwɪnˈkwɛn i ə, kwɪŋ-/.
  1. a period of five years.
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Also quin·quen·ni·ad [kwin-kwen-ee-ad, kwing-] /kwɪnˈkwɛn iˌæd, kwɪŋ-/.

Origin of quinquennium

1615–25; < Latin quīnquennium; see quinque-, biennium
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Historical Examples

  • In the quinquennium ending 1885 the number of such cigars was 34 millions.

    Tobacco Leaves

    W. A. Brennan


British Dictionary definitions for quinquennium

quinquennium

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)
  1. a period or cycle of five years
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin quinque five + annus year
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