sexennial

[ sek-sen-ee-uh l ]
/ sɛkˈsɛn i əl /

adjective

of or for six years.
occurring every six years.

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Origin of sexennial

1640–50; < Latin sexenni(s) six years old (sex six + -enn-, combining form of annus year + -is adj. suffix) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM sexennial

sex·en·ni·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for sexennial

sexennial
/ (sɛkˈsɛnɪəl) /

adjective

occurring once every six years or over a period of six years

noun

a sixth anniversary

Derived forms of sexennial

sexennially, adverb

Word Origin for sexennial

C17: from Latin sexennis of six years, from sex six + annus a year
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