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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Definitions for quinquennium

  1. a period of five years.

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Citations for quinquennium
…[W]hat I'm hankering after first, you know, is some hint that the racket is still going on. Not all that frequently. Say once in a quinquennium. Michael Innes, A Family Affair, 1969
… I do not think we ought to pass that judgment now in this last quinquennium of our century. Frederic Harrison, "Anthony Trollope," Studies in Early Victorian Literature, 1895
Origin of quinquennium
1615-1625
Quinquennium comes directly from the Latin noun quīnquennium, formed from quīnque "five," and annus "year." It entered English in the early 1600s.