sexennial

adjective
sex·​en·​ni·​al | \(ˈ)sek¦senēəl\

Definition of sexennial 

1 : continuing or lasting six years a sexennial period

2 : occurring, appearing, or being made, done, or acted upon every six years

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Other Words from sexennial

sexennially \-​əlē, -​li \ adverb

History and Etymology for sexennial

Latin sexennium period of six years (from sex six + -ennium, from annus year) + English -al

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