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