lustrum definition

  • noun:
    • A ceremonial purification of entire ancient Roman population following the census every five years.
    • a time period of five years.
    • A lustration or ceremonial purification of all of the ancient Roman individuals, performed every five years, following the taking regarding the census.
    • A period of 5 years.
    • A lustration or purification, particularly the purification regarding the whole Roman people, which was produced by the censors once in 5 years.
    • A lustration or purification; particularly, the ceremonial purification of the whole Roman people, done at the conclusion of every five years.
    • thus A space of 5 years.
    • a period of five years
    • a ceremonial purification regarding the Roman populace every 5 years after the census

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