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noun Fencing.
  1. the seventh of eight defensive positions.
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Origin of septime

1885–90; < Latin septima (positiō) seventh (position)
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Examples from the Web for septime

Historical Examples of septime

  • Septime enveloppe,” a riposte by means of a twist and thrust after a parry in septime.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5


  • The “Counters of Septime and Octave” are similar to the other two but are executed in the low lines.

British Dictionary definitions for septime


  1. the seventh of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
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Word Origin for septime

C19: from Latin septimus seventh, from septem seven
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