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Intercalary year

noun
1.
In the Gregorian calendar: any year divisible by 4 except centenary years divisible by 400.  Synonyms: 366 days, bissextile year, leap year.






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"Intercalary year" Quotes from Famous Books



... (-ianuarius-),(8) with reference presumably to the renewal of agricultural operations that followed midwinter and the season of rest, the twelfth, and in an ordinary year the last, from cleansing (-februarius-). To this series recurring in regular succession there was added in the intercalary year a nameless "labour-month" (-mercedonius-) at the close of the year, viz. after February. And, as the Roman calendar was independent as respected the names of the months which were probably taken from the old national ...
— The History of Rome (Volumes 1-5) • Theodor Mommsen



Words linked to "Intercalary year" :   leap year, year, yr, twelvemonth, bissextile year



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