septennium

/ (sɛpˈtɛnɪəm) /

noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)

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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Example sentences from the Web for septennium

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