Definition of quinquennial in English:


Translate quinquennial into Spanish


  • 1Recurring every five years.

    ‘they conducted quinquennial reviews’
    • ‘For a fraction of the expense of the proposed quinquennial review two better options are open to the General Medical Council.’
    • ‘We know that the system we have under the quinquennial census allows people to make and nominate what ethnicity they might be - and it is a curious thing; I think that few other countries have such a system.’
    1. 1.1Lasting for or relating to a period of five years.
      • ‘Thereafter came praetorship and consulship (though not all achieved these offices), and finally the quinquennial office of censor, the crown of a republican politician's career.’



/kwiNGˈkwenēəl/ /kwɪŋˈkwɛniəl/


Late 15th century (in the sense ‘lasting five years’): from Latin quinquennis (from quinque ‘five’ + annus ‘year’) + -al.