- of or for six years.
- occurring every six years.
Origin of sexennial
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Examples from the Web for sexennial
On January 12 he advised Aquaviva to propose the discussion of a change of assistants and a sexennial congregation.The Jesuits, 1534-1921
Thomas J. Campbell
In the Brahmanas we only find traces of a quinquennial or sexennial cycle.The History of Antiquity, Volume IV (of 6)
Sexennial, seks-en′yal, adj. lasting six years: happening once in six years—also Sextenn′ial.
Boston, Lincolnshire, had its sexennial epidemic in 1802 with thirty-three deaths.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
- occurring once every six years or over a period of six years
- a sixth anniversary
C17: from Latin sexennis of six years, from sex six + annus a year