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decemvir

[ dih-sem-ver ]
/ d瑟藞s蓻m v蓹r /
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noun, plural de路cem路virs, de路cem路vi路ri [dih-sem-vuh-rahy]. /d瑟藞s蓻m v蓹藢ra瑟/.
a member of a permanent board or a special commission of ten members in ancient Rome, especially the commission that drew up Rome's first code of law.
a member of any council or ruling body of ten.
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Origin of decemvir

1570鈥80; <Latin, originally plural decemvir墨, equivalent to decemten + vir墨 men

OTHER WORDS FROM decemvir

de路cem路vi路ral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for decemvir

decemvir
/ (d瑟藞s蓻mv蓹) /

noun plural -virs or -viri (-v瑟藢ri藧)
(in ancient Rome) a member of a board of ten magistrates, esp either of the two commissions established in 451 and 450 bc to revise the laws
a member of any governing body composed of ten men

Derived forms of decemvir

decemviral, adjective

Word Origin for decemvir

C17: from Latin, from decem ten + vir墨 men
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