Meaning of encaenia

en•cae•nia

Pronunciation: (en-sēn'yu, -sē'nē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. festive ceremonies commemorating the founding of a city or the consecration of a church.
  2. (often cap.) ceremonies at Oxford University in honor of founders and benefactors.
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