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octennial

[ok-ten-ee-uh l] /ɒkˈtɛn i əl/
adjective
1.
occurring every eight years.
2.
of or for eight years.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin octenni(um) eight-year period (oct- oct- + -enn-, combining form of annus year + -ium -ium) + -al1
Related forms
octennially, adjective
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  • The potential also exists for the state legislature to change the current mandated octennial revaluation plan to a four-year plan.
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octennial

/ɒkˈtɛnɪəl/
adjective
1.
occurring every eight years
2.
lasting for eight years
Derived Forms
octennially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin octennium eight years, from octo eight + annus year
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