quadrennium

[kwo-dren-ee-uh m]

Origin of quadrennium

1815–25; < New Latin, alteration of Latin quadriennium, equivalent to quadri- quadri- + -enn-, combining form of annus year (cf. annual) + -ium -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for quadrennium

quadrennium

noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
  1. a period of four years

Word Origin for quadrennium

C17: from Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year
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