septennial

adjective

sep·​ten·​ni·​al sep-ˈte-nē-əl How to pronounce septennial (audio)
1
: occurring or being done every seven years
2
: consisting of or lasting for seven years
septennially adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The former English schoolkids, tracked by this septennial doc since age 7, are now using the medium to promote their interests. Wired Staff, WIRED, 1 Oct. 2006

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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin septennium period of seven years, from Latin septem + -ennium (as in biennium)

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of septennial was in 1640

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Cite this Entry

“Septennial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septennial. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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