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quinquennium

[ kwin-kwen-ee-uhm, kwing- ]
/ kwɪnˈkwɛn i əm, kwɪŋ- /
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noun, plural quin·quen·ni·ums, quin·quen·ni·a [kwin-kwen-ee-uh, kwing-]. /kwɪnˈkwɛn i ə, kwɪŋ-/.

a period of five years.

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Origin of quinquennium

1615–25; <Latin quīnquennium;see quinque-, biennium
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British Dictionary definitions for quinquennium

quinquennium
/ (kwɪnˈkwɛnɪəm) /

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

a period or cycle of five years

Word Origin for quinquennium

C17: from Latin quinque five + annus year
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