quadrennial

[kwo-dren-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
occurring every four years: a quadrennial festival.
2.
of or lasting for four years: a quadrennial period.
noun
3.
an event occurring every four years, as an anniversary or its celebration.

Origin:
1640–50; earlier quadriennial < Latin quadrienni(um) (see quadrennium) + -al1

quadrennially, adverb
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quadrennial (kwɒˈdrɛnɪəl)
 
adj
1.  occurring every four years
2.  relating to or lasting four years
 
n
3.  a period of four years
 
quad'rennially
 
adv

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Example sentences
But quadrennial elections are not the only means of restraining government.
Casting ballots for millionaires is a cherished quadrennial tradition.
The quadrennial addition to the calendar makes up for the difference.
Iowans are serious about their quadrennial exercise in democracy.
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