- a board or group of decemvirs.
- the office or government of decemvirs.
Origin of decemvirate
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Two years were spent by this commission, and upon their return in 452 the above mentioned Decemvirate was appointed.History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD
Robert F. Pennell
The lore was complete about the time of the decemvirate, but decreta must have been continually added (p. 23).
On the whole we may put the great period of the college between the decemvirate and the war with Hannibal.
The decemvirate instituted at Rome; the Twelve Tables of law framed.
- a board of decemvirs
- the rule or rank of decemvirs
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