Definitions of Quinquennium

  1. Space of five years.

Usage examples for Quinquennium

  1. So the Old Year passed, the last of a terrible quinquennium, bringing grounds for thankfulness and hope along with the promise of unrest and upheaval: with Alsace- Lorraine reunited to France, with the British army holding its Watch on the Rhine, and with all eyes fixed on Paris, the scene of the Peace Conference, already invaded by an international army of delegates, experts, advisers, secretaries, typists, 500 American journalists, and President Wilson. – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  2. The young tiger was held on leash for the famous quinquennium by Burrus and Seneca. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  3. We pass now to 1879, in order that we may consider the changes which had taken place during the quinquennium succeeding the year in which we have given a return of the number of insane in England and Wales, and their distribution. – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  4. Although a constitution promulgated in 1881 fixed the chief magistrate's term of office at two years, the success which Guzman Blanco had attained enabled him to control affairs for five years- the Quinquennium, as it was called. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  5. The mild and enlightened administration of the earlier years of the new reign, the famous quinquennium Neronis, which was looked back to afterwards as a sort of brief golden age, may indeed be ascribed largely to Seneca's influence; but this influence was based on an excessive indulgence of Nero's caprices, which soon worked out its own punishment. – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail