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lustrum (s) (noun); lustrums, lustra (pl)
1. The historical ceremony of purification or ritual cleansing of the Roman population typically done every five years following a census: The description of the lustrum was accurately recorded in the ancient texts that were discovered in the ruined temple.
2. Etymology: from Latin, "purification"; probably ultimately from an Indo-European word meaning "light, bright".
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