Definition for AN-NI-VERS'A-RY


  1. A stated day returning with the revolution of the year. The term is applied to a day on which some remarkable event is annually celebrated, or a day on which an interesting event is commemorated by solemnities of religion, or exhibitions of respect. In the Romish church, a day in which an office is yearly performed for the souls of the deceased.
  2. The act of celebration; performance in honor of an event. – Dryden.

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