plural -s
: a period of seven years
especially : a seven-year term of office

Word History


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

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“Septennate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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