Octogenary \Oc*tog"e*na*ry\, a. [L. octogenarius, from octogeni eighty each, octoginta eighty, fr. octo eight. See {Eight}, {Eighty}.] Of eighty years of age. ``Being then octogenary.'' --Aubrey. [1913 Webster]

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