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 (sĕk-sĕn′tə-nĕr′ē, sĕk′sĕn-tĕn′ə-rē)
Relating to 600 or to a 600-year period.
n. pl. sex·cen·te·nar·ies
A 600th anniversary or its commemoration.

[From Latin sexcentēnī, six hundred each : sex, six; see sex- + centēnī, a hundred each (from centum, hundred; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots).]
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1. of or relating to 600 or a period of 600 years
2. of, relating to, or celebrating a 600th anniversary
n, pl -naries
a 600th anniversary or its celebration
[C18: from Latin sexcentēnī six hundred each]
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