Meaning of septennial in English:


Pronunciation /sɛpˈtɛnɪəl/


  • 1Recurring every seven years.

    • ‘The breaks would be largely funded by workers saving part of their salary so they can enjoy the septennial sabbatical.’
    1. 1.1Lasting for or relating to a period of seven years.
      ‘the Septennial Act of 1716 extended the life of Parliament to seven years’
      • ‘He said people generally say that Karvy is a septennial plant that is it flowers every seven years.’


Mid 17th century from late Latin septennis (from Latin septem ‘seven’ + annus ‘year’) + -al.