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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 669 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CENTENARY (from Lat. centenarius, of or belonging to a hundred, from centeni, distributive of centum, hundred), a space of a hundred years, and particularly the celebration of an event on the lapse of a hundred years, a centennial anniversary. The word " centennial " (from Lat. cent ennis, from centum, and annus, a year), though usually an adjective as in " the Centennial State," the name given to Colorado on its admission to statehood in 1876, is also used as a synonym of centenary.
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