- occurring every seven years.
- of or for seven years.
- something that occurs every seven years.
Origin of septennial
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Examples from the Web for septennial
As such, the elder Grattan, who was a courtier, opposed the Septennial Bill.Bits of Blarney
R. Shelton Mackenzie
Would Americans, in general, ever submit to septennial elec-109-tions?Novanglus, and Massachusettensis
The former was in favor of septennial, the latter of triennial parliaments.Junius Unmasked
In 1716 this was repealed, and the present act passed, making them septennial.
The Parliament of England, with respect to America, was not septennial but perpetual.
- occurring every seven years
- relating to or lasting seven years
C17: from Latin septennis, from septem seven + annus a year
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