• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Quinquennial Occurring once in five years, or at the end of every five years; also, lasting five years. A quinquennial event.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • quinquennial Occurring once in five years.
    • quinquennial Recurring in the fifth year, reckoning both years of occurrence; occurring every fourth year. See II., 2.
    • quinquennial Lasting five years.
    • n quinquennial A period of five years; a quinquenniad; hence, something characterized by such a period or interval, as an anniversary, or a college catalogue.
    • n quinquennial A festival or celebration occurring once in four years; an anniversary in the fifth year. In this sense both the first and last years of the cycle of occurrence were reckoned, as was the invariable system in antiquity. Thus, the Olympian, Pythian, and Isthmian games, all celebrated once in four years, were all quinquennials.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Quinquennial occurring once in five years: lasting five years
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. quinquennalis, and quinquennis,; quinque, five + annus, year. See Five and cf,. Biennial


In literature:

"Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" by Fa-Hsien
The Athenians, after the purification, celebrated, for the first time, the quinquennial festival of the Delian games.
"The History of the Peloponnesian War" by Thucydides
There remains yet the question in regard to the men who filled the quinquennial office.
"A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste" by Ralph Van Deman Magoffin
Associated Words: quinquennial, quinquennially.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
There remained untabulated five complete sets of returns for the five subsequent quinquennial periods.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2" by Various
During the quinquennial period after the Act the increase was 421,860, or, in round numbers, just double.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
The last graduating class in our Quinquennial Catalogue numbered 350 members.
"A Century of Science and Other Essays" by John Fiske
For the quinquennial period 1903-1908 the state paid Rs.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7" by Various