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  1. of or relating to the number 60.
  2. composed of or proceeding by sixties.
  3. sexagenarian.
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noun, plural sex·ag·e·nar·ies.
  1. a sexagenarian.
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Origin of sexagenary

1525–35; < Latin sexāgēnārius, equivalent to sexāgēn(ī), distributive of sexāgintā sixty + -ārius -ary
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Historical Examples

  • The child, now a sexagenary, disclosed it to the municipality.

    Scientific American magazine Vol 2. No. 3 Oct 10 1846


  • The child, now a sexagenary, disclosed it to the municipiality.

  • These were used by the Chinese over four thousand years ago as the names of a cycle of sixty years, called the sexagenary.

  • Besides, this method gives you the whole sixty names of the sexagenary at one view.