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1Recurring every six years.
- ‘The country has absolutely no continuity except in its sexennial collapse.’
- ‘The last sexennial report (25 C/37) was submitted to the General Conference at its twenty-fifth session in 1988 and, after considering it, the General Conference adopted resolution 15.213.’
- ‘The pond is at the height of its glory during the sexennial festival when the reflection of a hundred thousand lights around the temple provides a grand spectacle.’
- 1.1Lasting for or relating to a period of six years.
Mid 17th century: from sexennium + -al.
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