sexennial

sexennial

[sek-sen-ee-uhl]
adjective
1.
of or for six years.
2.
occurring every six years.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin sexenni(s) six years old (sex six + -enn-, combining form of annus year + -is adj. suffix) + -al1

sexennially, adverb
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sexennial (sɛkˈsɛnɪəl)
 
adj
1.  occurring once every six years or over a period of six years
 
n
2.  a sixth anniversary
 
[C17: from Latin sexennis of six years, from sex six + annus a year]
 
sex'ennially
 
adv

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