decemvirate

[ dih-sem-ver-it, -vuh-reyt ]
/ dɪˈsɛm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt /

noun

a board or group of decemvirs.
the office or government of decemvirs.

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Origin of decemvirate

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

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British Dictionary definitions for decemvirate

decemvirate
/ (dɪˈsɛmvɪrɪt, -ˌreɪt) /

noun

a board of decemvirs
the rule or rank of decemvirs
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