Meaning of septennium in English:


Pronunciation /sɛpˈtɛnɪəm/

nounplural noun septennia/sɛpˈtɛnɪə/ , plural noun septenniums

  • A specified period of seven years.

    ‘This septennium must designate something peculiar and different from the time following.’
    • ‘In Wurtemburg the fall has been somewhat less striking, the mortality rates for the two septennia and for the year 1894 being 199, 107, and 104 respectively.’


Mid 19th century from late Latin, from Latin septem ‘seven’ + annus ‘year’.