Definition of septennium in English:


Line breaks: sep|ten¦nium
Pronunciation: /sɛpˈtɛnɪəm

noun (plural septennia /-nɪə/ or septenniums)

  • A specified period of seven years.
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    • This septennium must designate something peculiar and different from the time following.
    • In Wurtemburg the fall has been somewhat less striking, the mortality rates for the two septennia and for the year 1894 being 199, 107, and 104 respectively.


mid 19th century: from late Latin, from Latin septem 'seven' + annus 'year'.

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