Part of speech: adjective
Origin: Latin, late 15th century
Recurring every five years; lasting for or relating to a period of five years.
Examples of Quinquennial in a sentence
"The quinquennial survey showed changes in the community over many years."
"My parents renew their vows on a quinquennial basis."
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This word stems from the Latin “quinquennis,” which comes from “quinque,” meaning “five” and “annus,” meaning “year.”
Did you Know?
“Quinquennial” can also take a noun form, meaning something that occurs every five years. A related term, “quinquennalia,” refers to the public games celebrated every five years in ancient Rome that included musical, gymnastics, and equestrian contests.