octennial

[ok-ten-ee-uh l]

adjective

occurring every eight years.
of or for eight years.

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Origin of octennial

1650–60; < Late Latin octenni(um) eight-year period (oct- oct- + -enn-, combining form of annus year + -ium -ium) + -al1
Related formsoc·ten·ni·al·ly, adjective
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octennial

adjective

occurring every eight years
lasting for eight years
Derived Formsoctennially, adverb

Word Origin for octennial

C17: from Latin octennium eight years, from octo eight + annus year
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