noun, plural quadrenniums, quadrennia [kwo-dren-ee-uh] .
a period of four years.

1815–25; < Neo-Latin, alteration of Latin quadriennium, equivalent to quadri- quadri- + -enn-, combining form of annus year (cf. annual) + -ium -ium

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quadrennium (kwɒˈdrɛnɪəm)
n , pl -niums, -nia
a period of four years
[C17: from Latin quadriennium, from quadri- + annus year]

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Example sentences
They shall be elected at the first session of a quadrennium.
The following is an example of a budget preparation calendar typical of the second and third years of a legislative quadrennium.
Members' terms are for the quadrennium for which they are elected and qualified.
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