a period of five years.
- Also quin·quen·ni·ad [kwin-kwen-ee-ad, kwing-]. /kwɪnˈkwɛn iˌæd, kwɪŋ-/.
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How to use quinquennium in a sentence
But what a preceding quinquennium—that from 1672 to 1677—have we here, for a moment, before us!
In the quinquennium ending 1885 the number of such cigars was 34 millions.Tobacco Leaves | W. A. Brennan
In the last quinquennium the number exceeded 2,000 millions.Tobacco Leaves | W. A. Brennan
Then there came to Rome the famed quinquennium Neronis, when, for five years, peace and plenty smiled.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 | Elbert Hubbard
British Dictionary definitions for quinquennium
a period or cycle of five years
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