Definition of novennial in English:


Syllabification: no·ven·ni·al
Pronunciation: /ˌnōˈveniəl


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.


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

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