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Returning with the year, at a stated time; annual; yearly; as, an anniversary feast. Anniversary day . See anniversary. Anniversary week, that week in the year in which the annual meetings of religious and benevolent societies are held in Boston and new York.

Origin: L. Anniversarius; annus year _ vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. Anniversaire.

Origin: cf. F. Anniversaire.

1. 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. 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.

3. The celebration which takes place on an anniversary day.