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sexennium

Line breaks: sex|en¦nium
Pronunciation: /sɛkˈsɛnɪəm
 
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Definition of sexennium in English:

noun (plural sexennia /-nɪə/ or sexenniums)

rare
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.

Origin

Latin, from sex 'six' + annus 'year'.

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