quincentenary [kwin-sen-ten-uh-ree, kwin-sen-tn-er-ee; especially British kwin-sen-tee-nuh-ree] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural quin·cen·ten·ar·ies.
- a 500th anniversary or its celebration.
- pertaining to or marking a period of 500 years; quincentennial.
Origin of quincentenary+ Examples from the Web for quincentenary Contemporary Examples of quincentenary
Well, she has just accepted the role of Patron of the Queen Katherine Parr Quincentenary Festival.
April 6, 2012
Historical Examples of quincentenary
The whole world celebrated the quincentenary of his martyr death.
British Dictionary definitions for quincentenary quincentenary noun plural -naries
- a 500th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
Derived Formsquincentennial (ˌkwɪnsɛnˈtɛnɪəl), adjective, nounWord Origin for quincentenary C19: irregularly from Latin quinque five + centenary