Definition of sexennium in English:

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Pronunciation: /sekˈsenēəm/

noun (plural sexennia /sekˈsenēə/ or sexenniums)

A specified period of six years.
Example sentences
  • I am very happy to have an opportunity to contribute to the work of this regional meeting at the midpoint of the 2003-2009 sexennium.
  • We have already offered you our first reflections on the theme proposed for the present sexennium.


1950s: from Latin, from sex 'six' + annus 'year'.

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Syllabification: sex·en·ni·um

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