He hated Dissenters and stock-jobbers, the excise and the army, septennial parliaments, and Continental connexions.
As such, the elder Grattan, who was a courtier, opposed the septennial Bill.
We learn of the evil of standing armies and the danger of septennial Parliaments.
Would Americans, in general, ever submit to septennial elec-109-tions?
The duration of Parliament was therefore extended to seven years by the septennial Bill.
In 1716 this was repealed, and the present act passed, making them septennial.
septennial, sep-ten′i-al, adj. lasting seven years: happening every seven years.
The Parliament of England, with respect to America, was not septennial but perpetual.
While parliaments are septennial, the purchase of the sitting member or of the petitioner, makes but the difference of a day.
I except orators, of course, because they are things of ages, and not of septennial or triennial re-unions.