Definition of sexennial in English:


Line breaks: sex|en¦nial
Pronunciation: /sɛkˈsɛnɪəl


1Recurring every six years.
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  • The country has absolutely no continuity except in its sexennial collapse.
  • The pond is at the height of its glory during the sexennial festival when the reflection of a hundred thousand lights around the temple provides a grand spectacle.
  • The last sexennial report (25 C/37) was submitted to the General Conference at its twenty-fifth session in 1988 and, after considering it, the General Conference adopted resolution 15.213.
1.1Lasting for or relating to a period of six years.


mid 17th century: from sexennium + -al.

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