Definition of novennial in English:

novennial

Line breaks: no¦ven|nial
Pronunciation: /nə(ʊ)ˈvɛnɪəl
 
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adjective

  • 1Recurring every nine years.
  • 1.1Lasting for or relating to a period of nine years.
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    • We all know what happened at the last one, but the coming one is always a biggie in the novennial cycle as it will have the election of the Presiding Bishop, the primate of the American church who serves a ten-year term.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin novennis 'nine years old' (from Latin novem 'nine') + -al.

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