An`ni*ver"sa*ry (#), a. [L. anniversarius; annus year + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. anniversaire.]

Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast.

Anniversary day R. C. Ch.. See Anniversary, n., 2. -- Anniversary week, that week in the year in which the annual meetings of religious and benevolent societies are held in Boston and New York. [Eastern U. S.]


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An`ni*ver"sa*ry, n.; pl. Anniversaries (#). [Cf. F. anniversaire.]


The annual return of the day on which any notable event took place, or is wont to be celebrated; as, the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

2. R. C. Ch.

The day on which Mass is said yearly for the soul of a deceased person; the commemoration of some sacred event, as the dedication of a church or the consecration of a pope.


The celebration which takes place on an anniversary day.



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