2. Lasting seven years; continuing seven years. "Septenary penance." Fuller.
(Sep"ten*a*ry), n. The number seven. [R.] Holinshed.
(Sep"ten*ate) a. [L. septeni seven each.] (Bot.) Having parts in sevens; heptamerous.
(Sep*ten"nate) n. [F. septennat.] A period of seven years; as, the septennate during which
the President of the French Republic holds office.
(Sep*ten"ni*al) a. [L. septennium a period of seven years; septem seven + annus year.
See Seven, and Annual.]
1. Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments.
2. Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections in England.
(Sep*ten"ni*al*ly), adv. Once in seven years.
(Sep*ten"tri*al) a. Septentrional. Drayton.
(||Sep*ten"tri*o) n. [L. See Septentrion.] (Astron.) The constellation Ursa Major.
(Sep*ten"tri*on) n. [L. septentrio the northern regions, the north, fr. septentriones the
seven stars near the north pole, called Charles's Wain, or the Great Bear, also those called the Little
Bear; properly, the seven plow oxen; septem seven + trio, orig., a plow ox: cf. F. septentrion.] The
north or northern regions. Shak.
Both East West, South and Septentrioun.Chaucer.
(Sep*ten"tri*on Sep*ten"tri*on*al) a. [L. septentrionalis: cf. F. septentrional.] Of or pertaining
to the north; northern. "From cold septentrion blasts." Milton.
(Sep*ten`tri*on*al"i*ty) n. Northerliness.
(Sep*ten"tri*on*al*ly) adv. Northerly.
(Sep*ten"tri*on*ate) v. i. To tend or point toward the north; to north. Sir T. Browne.
(Sep*tet", Sep*tette") n. [From L. septem seven, like duet, from L. duo.]
1. A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers.
2. (Mus.) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; called also septuor.
(Sept"foil) n. [F. sept seven (L. septem) + E. foil leaf: cf. L. septifolium.]
1. (Bot.) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil.
2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having seven lobes. Cf. Cinquefoil, Quarterfoil, and Trefoil.
3. (Eccl.Art.) A typical figure, consisting of seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts
of the Holy Chost, the seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc. [R.]
(Sep"ti-) [L. septem seven.] A combining form meaning seven; as, septifolious, seven-leaved;