lustrum lustrum

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a period of five years
  2. (n) a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census

Usage(s):

  • Yet his huge mike-and-movie success is less than a lustrum old.

Quotes

  • "Harris is a playful writer who likes to tease his readers with connections between past and present," Peter Stothard said in the Times Literary Supplement. "Lustrum is a serious piece of storytelling, enormously enjoyable to read, with an...
    on Oct 9, 2009 By: Peter Stothard Source: guardian.co.uk

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