(kwŏd′rĭ-sĕn-tĕn′ə-rē, -sĕn′tə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. quad·ri·cen·ten·a·ries
A 400th anniversary or celebration.
Of or relating to a span of 400 years or to a 400th anniversary.

[From alteration of Latin quadringentī, quadrigentī, four hundred (on the model of such words as tercentenary); see kwetwer- in Indo-European roots.]
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But they agree that the original icon did not arrive with the first 'barcada' or boatload of original Augustinian Recollect missionaries in 1606, as virtually claimed by the 'quadricentenary' celebration in 2006.
Here, Ramon shows clippings and photos of the 10-meter tall Quattromondial Monument that stand now on the ground of University of Santo Tomas, done by him to commemorate the school's quadricentenary celebration.
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