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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
Quinquennium comes directly from the Latin noun quīnquennium, formed from quīnque "five," and annus "year." It entered English in the early 1600s.