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    IQU3838 is offline Member
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    what does "nine-term" mean in this context?

    Hi

    Could anyone tell me what "nine-term" means in the following context?

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    At the start of 2015, seventy-eight-year-old Henry Rayhons, a nine-term Republican state legislator in Iowa, went on trial for
    third- degree felony sexual abuse for having sex with his wife of eight years.

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    Thank you very much for your kind help.

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    bubbha is offline Senior Member
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    Re: what does "nine-term" mean in this context?

    It means that he has served nine terms as a state legislator.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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