quin·cen·ten·a·ry (kwĭn′sĕn-tĕnə-rē, kwĭn-sĕntə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. quin·cen·ten·a·ries
A 500th anniversary or celebration.
Of or relating to a span of 500 years or to a 500th anniversary.
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