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septennial

[ sep-ten-ee-uhl ]
/ sɛpˈtɛn i əl /
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adjective

occurring every seven years.
of or for seven years.

noun

something that occurs every seven years.

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Origin of septennial

1630–40; <Late Latin septenni(s) (Latin septuennis) seven years old (sept(em) seven + -enn-, combining form of annus year + -is adj. suffix) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM septennial

sep·ten·ni·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for septennial

septennial
/ (sɛpˈtɛnɪəl) /

adjective

occurring every seven years
relating to or lasting seven years

Derived forms of septennial

septennially, adverb

Word Origin for septennial

C17: from Latin septennis, from septem seven + annus a year
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