Definition of sesquicentenary in English:

sesquicentenary

Line breaks: ses¦qui|cen¦ten|ary
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛskwɪsɛnˈtiːn(ə)ri
 
, -ˈtɛn-/

noun (plural sesquicentenaries)

  • The one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of a significant event: the year in which both celebrate their sesquicentenaries
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    • The sesquicentenary of the Eureka Stockade in Ballarat, Victoria, is due to be commemorated on December 3.
    • That is the challenge confronting this Parliament as it embarks upon its second sesquicentenary.
    • A note from the Department of Posts says that the Cartes Maxim series is also in celebration of the sesquicentenary of India Post.

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  • Relating to a sesquicentenary: part of the Society’s sesquicentenary celebrations
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    • Shirley Fitzgerald's Sydney 1842-1992 and shorter books on Chippendale, Surry Hills, Millers Point, and Pyrmont were a major part of Sydney City Council's sesquicentenary celebrations.

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