Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lasting or continuing six years.
  • adj. Occurring once in every six years.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Occurring every sixth year.

Etymologies

Latin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A senator who cared for the people of his home state, rather than viewing them as a necessary evil on the sextennial footpath to lifetime incumbency, would be focused on that.

    CT-SEN: Neocon Bill Kristol Donates to Lieberman

  • According to the last sextennial diagram of the Prison Commissioners, which embraces the six years ended March, 1884, the mean number of prisoners in the local prisons of England and Wales was, on the first Tuesday in

    Crime and Its Causes

  • But it’s just his sextennial is that the right word? dance to appeal to the members of his party whose support he needs.

    Challenging John McCain - Erick’s blog - RedState

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