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sexcentenary (seks-sen-TEN-uh-ree) adjective

Relating to the number 600 or a period of 600 years.

noun

A 600th anniversary.

[From Latin sex (six) + centenary (a period of 100 year), from centenarius.]

"These essays from a Cambridge conference held on the sexcentenary of the Lollard Twelve Conclusions (1395) explore questions that have arisen ...." William B Robison, Lollardy And the Gentry in the Later Middle Ages, Historian, a Journal of History (Allentown), Fall 1999.

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