One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A specified period of six years.
- ‘I am very happy to have an opportunity to contribute to the work of this regional meeting at the midpoint of the 2003-2009 sexennium.’
- ‘We have already offered you our first reflections on the theme proposed for the present sexennium.’
Latin, from sex ‘six’ + annus ‘year’.
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