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[en-seen-yuh, -see-nee-uh] /ɛnˈsin yə, -ˈsi ni ə/

(used with a plural verb) festive ceremonies commemorating the founding of a city or the consecration of a church.
(often initial capital letter) (often used with a singular verb) ceremonies at Oxford University in honor of founders and benefactors.
(rare) a festival of dedication or commemoration


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