Definition of septennium in English:

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septennium

Pronunciation: /sɛpˈtɛnɪəm/

noun (plural septennia /sɛpˈtɛnɪə/ or septenniums)

rare
A specified period of seven years.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Line breaks: sep|ten¦nium

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