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vicennial

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj vicennial occurring once every 20 years
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vicennial Happening once in twenty years; as, a vicennial celebration.
    • Vicennial Lasting or comprising twenty years.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vicennial Lasting or continuing twenty years: as, a vicennial charter or license.
    • vicennial Happening once in twenty years: as, a vicennial commemoration.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Vicennial continuing or comprising twenty years: occurring once every twenty years
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vicennium, a period of twenty years; viceni, twenty + annus, year
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vicenariusviceniviginti, twenty.