[ dih-kap-uh-lis ]
/ dɪˈkæp ə lɪs /
a region in the NE part of ancient Palestine: confederacy of ten cities in the 1st century b.c.
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How to use Decapolis in a sentence
He was a native of Decapolis, a country, as we have seen, very much disposed to credulity.
Their common origin, civilization, and interests bound them closely together, and they were known as the Decapolis.
This city is placed among those of the Decapolis, in Matthew, vii.
It is not to be confounded with the Philadelphia of the Decapolis in Palestine.
British Dictionary definitions for Decapolis
a league of ten cities, including Damascus, in the northeast of ancient Palestine: established in 63 bc by Pompey and governed by Rome
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