Sexennial Sex*en"ni*al, a. [L. sexennium a period of six years, sexennis of six years; sex six + annus a year. See {Six}, and {Annual}.] Lasting six years, or happening once in six years. -- n. A sexennial event. [1913 Webster]

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  • sexennial — [sek sen′ē əl] adj. [< L sexennium, six years < sex, SIX + annus (see ANNUAL) + AL] 1. happening every six years 2. lasting six years sexennially adv …   English World dictionary

  • sexennial — 1. adjective a) Lasting six years. b) Happening once in six years. 2. noun A sexennial event …   Wiktionary

  • sexennial — sexennially, adv. /sek sen ee euhl/, adj. 1. of or for six years. 2. occurring every six years. [1640 50; < L sexenni(s) six years old (sex SIX + enn , comb. form of annus year + is adj. suffix) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sexennial — sex·en·ni·al || sek senɪəl adj. happening every six years; pertaining to six years; lasting six years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sexennial — [sɛk sɛnɪəl] adjective lasting for or recurring every six years. Origin C17: from L. sexennium + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • sexennial — sex·en·ni·al …   English syllables

  • sexennial — /sɛksˈɛniəl/ (say seks eneeuhl) adjective 1. of or for six years. 2. occurring every six years. –noun 3. US a sexcentenary. {Latin sexennium + al1} –sexennially, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • sexennial — adj. 1 lasting six years. 2 recurring every six years. Etymology: SEXI + L annus year …   Useful english dictionary

  • History of the English penny (c. 600-1066) — After Rome: prelude to the Anglo Saxon coinageAt the end of the fourth century, the Roman provinces of Britain were still part of a vibrant and quite efficient economic and monetary system that stretched over the whole Roman world. Precious metal …   Wikipedia

  • sexennially — adverb see sexennial * * * sexennˈially adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑sexennial …   Useful english dictionary

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