from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Comprising four hundred years; including or relating to an interval of four hundred years.
- n. The four hundredth anniversary of some event.
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[The commemoration of the birth of Martin Luther, which people would have called his quater-centenary if they had not been deterred by the terrific appearance of so huge a word, was the occasion of many preachments and much lecturing, besides a great deal of heroic talk in public and private.