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sexennium Syllabification: sex·en·ni·um
Pronunciation: /sekˈsenēəm/

Definition of sexennium in English:

noun (plural sexenniasekˈsenēə 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

1950s: from Latin, from sex 'six' + annus 'year'.

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