quinquennial
adjective Date: 15th century 1. consisting of or lasting for five years 2. occurring or being done every five years • quinquennial nounquinquennially adverb

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  • Quinquennial — Quin*quen ni*al, a. [L. quinquennalis and quinquennis; quinque five + annus year. See {Five}, and cf. {Biennial}.] Occurring once in five years, or at the end of every five years; also, lasting five years. A quinquennial event. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quinquennial — taking five years. In Scots law the five year prescriptive period is known as the quinquennium despite the fact that the present legislation does not use that term. It applies to most claims for money other than those arising from personal… …   Law dictionary

  • quinquennial — (adj.) mid 15c., lasting five years, from L. quinquennis, from quinque (see QUINQUE (Cf. quinque )) + ending from BIENNIAL (Cf. biennial), etc. Meaning happening every five years attested from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • quinquennial — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lasting for or recurring every five years. DERIVATIVES quinquennially adverb. ORIGIN from Latin quinque five + annus year …   English terms dictionary

  • quinquennial — [kwin kwen′ē əl, kwiŋkwen′ē əl] adj. [< L quinquennis, of five years < quinque,FIVE + annus, year + AL] 1. happening every five years 2. lasting five years quinquennially adv …   English World dictionary

  • quinquennial — quinquennially, adv. /kwin kwen ee euhl, kwing /, adj. 1. of or lasting for five years. 2. occurring every five years. n. 3. something that occurs every five years. 4. a fifth anniversary. 5. a five year term in office. 6. a quinquennium. [1425… …   Universalium

  • quinquennial — 1. adjective a) that happens every five years b) that lasts for five years 2. noun a) a fifth anniversary b) a five year period …   Wiktionary

  • quinquennial —  can mean either to last for five years or to occur once every five years. Because of the inherent ambiguity, the word is almost always better replaced with a more specific phrase …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • quinquennial —    can mean either to last for five years or to occur once every five years. Because of the inherent ambiguity, the word is almost always better replaced with a more specific phrase …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • quinquennial — [kwɪŋ kwɛnɪəl] adjective lasting for or recurring every five years. Derivatives quinquennially adverb Origin C15: from L. quinquennis (from quinque five + annus year ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

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