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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: anniversarium, from Latin anniversarius 'returning each year', from annus ( ANNUAL1) + vertere 'to turn'

anniversary

noun
     
an‧ni‧ver‧sa‧ry plural anniversaries [countable]
a date on which something special or important happened in a previous year:
Jack and Kim celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary in January.
anniversary of
A huge parade was held on the anniversary of the 1959 revolution.

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