septime

[ sep-teem ]
/ ˈsɛp tim /

noun Fencing.

the seventh of eight defensive positions.

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Origin of septime

1885–90; <Latin septima (positiō) seventh (position)
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British Dictionary definitions for septime

septime
/ (ˈsɛptiːm) /

noun

the seventh of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing

Word Origin for septime

C19: from Latin septimus seventh, from septem seven
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