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noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
  1. a period or cycle of seven years
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Word Origin for septennium

C19: from Latin, from septem seven + -ennium, from annus year
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Historical Examples of septennium

  • Amid considerable opposition he began, in 1870, the first of his three periods of administration—the Septennium, as it was termed.

    The Hispanic Nations of the New World

    William R. Shepherd