noun (plural quincentenaries)
- The five-hundredth anniversary of a significant event: 1992, the quincentenary of Columbus’s discoveryMore example sentences
- The quincentenary is a significant public event and the Royal Mail has a tradition of recognising significant institutions who have contributed to the public good.
- Many books, published just before the quincentenary of Columbus's arrival in this continent in 1492, ignore the destructive influence of Columbus's arrival.
- The series goes a long way toward explaining, if inadvertently, why the quincentenary turned into a fiasco.
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- Relating to a five-hundredth anniversary.More example sentences
- In his annual report, he said they must work to preserve the mutual goodwill that came out of the quincentenary celebrations.
- Among the few quincentenary projects to reach a satisfactory conclusion is a twelve-volume series called, somewhat portentously, the Repertorium Columbianum.
late 19th century: from Latin quinque 'five' + centenary.
More definitions of quincentenaryDefinition of quincentenary in:
- The US English dictionary