Origin of decemvir
OTHER WORDS FROM decemvirde·cem·vi·ral, adjective
Words nearby decemvir
How to use decemvir in a sentence
Whilst appearing to favour Pompey, it deprived him, on account of his absence, of the chance of being chosen decemvir.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 1 of 2|Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
There was the keen, eagle face of the infamous Decemvir, the persecutor of Virginia—a villain, but a daring and imperious villain.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2|Ernst Eckstein
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
Claudius, the instrument of Appius the decemvir for entrapping Virginia.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
It is of no consequence who inhabits the palace—a king, a tribune, an emperor, or a decemvir.