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sexennial

[sek-sen-ee-uh l] /sɛkˈsɛn i əl/
adjective
1.
of or for six years.
2.
occurring every six years.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Latin sexenni(s) six years old (sex six + -enn-, combining form of annus year + -is adj. suffix) + -al1
Related forms
sexennially, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sexennial

sexennial

/sɛkˈsɛnɪəl/
adjective
1.
occurring once every six years or over a period of six years
noun
2.
a sixth anniversary
Derived Forms
sexennially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sexennis of six years, from sex six + annus a year
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