decemvirate

[dih-sem-ver-it, -vuh-reyt]
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Origin of decemvirate

From the Latin word decemvirātus, dating back to 1610–20. See decemvir, -ate3
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Related Words for decemvirate

decennary, decennium, decagon, decade, decapod, decemvir, decemvirate

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British Dictionary definitions for decemvirate

decemvirate

noun
  1. a board of decemvirs
  2. the rule or rank of decemvirs
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