septennial
adjective Etymology: Late Latin septennium period of seven years, from Latin septem + -ennium (as in biennium) Date: 1640 1. occurring or being done every seven years 2. consisting of or lasting for seven years • septennially adverb

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  • Septennial — Sep*ten ni*al, a. [L. septennium a period of seven years; septem seven + annus year. See {Seven}, and {Annual}.] 1. Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening or returning once in every seven years; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • septennial — [sep ten′ē əl] adj. [< L septennium, a period of seven years < septem, SEVEN + annus, year (see ANNUAL) + AL] 1. happening every seven years 2. lasting seven years septennially adv …   English World dictionary

  • septennial — adjective a) Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments. b) Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections in England …   Wiktionary

  • septennial — septennially, adv. /sep ten ee euhl/, adj. 1. occurring every seven years. 2. of or for seven years. n. 3. something that occurs every seven years. [1630 40; < LL septenni(s) (L septuennis) seven years old (sept(em) SEVEN + enn , comb. form of… …   Universalium

  • septennial — sep·ten·ni·al || sep tenɪəl n. event which occurs once every seven years adj. occurring once every seven years; of a period of seven years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • septennial — adjective lasting for or recurring every seven years. Origin C17: from late L. septennis (from L. septem seven + annus year ) + al …   English new terms dictionary

  • septennial — sep·ten·nial …   English syllables

  • septennial — sep•ten•ni•al [[t]sɛpˈtɛn i əl[/t]] adj. 1) occurring every seven years 2) lasting or consisting of seven years • Etymology: 1630–40; < LL septenni(s) (L septuennis) seven years old (sept(em) seven+ enn , comb. form of annus year + is adj.… …   From formal English to slang

  • septennial — /sɛpˈtɛniəl / (say sep teneeuhl) adjective 1. occurring every seven years. 2. of or for seven years. {Latin septennium seven years + al1} –septennially, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • septennial — adj. 1 lasting for seven years. 2 recurring every seven years. Etymology: LL septennis f. L septem seven + annus year …   Useful english dictionary

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