noun, plural de·cem·virs, de·cem·vi·ri [dih-sem-vuh-rahy]. /dɪˈsɛm vəˌraɪ/.
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Origin of decemvir
OTHER WORDS FROM decemvirde·cem·vi·ral, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for decemvir
The Decemvir generals tried to stop them, but they only answered, "We are men with swords in our hands."Young Folks' History of Rome|Charlotte Mary Yonge
The maiden had attracted the notice of the Decemvir Appius Claudius.
It is of no consequence who inhabits the palace—a king, a tribune, an emperor, or a decemvir.
Appius Claudius, the decemvir, saw her and lusted to make her his own.
The cry of the nurse for help brought a crowd around them, and all parties went before the Decemvir.