septennate

noun

sep·​ten·​nate
sepˈteˌnāt,
-nə̇t;
ˈseptəˌnāt
plural -s
: a period of seven years
especially : a seven-year term of office

Word History

Etymology

French septennat, from septennal septennial (from Late Latin septennalis, from Latin septennis of seven years + -alis -al) + -at -ate

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“Septennate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septennate. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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