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decury

[ dek-yoo-ree ]
/ ˈdɛk yʊ ri /
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noun, plural dec·u·ries.Roman History.

a division, company, or body of ten men.
any larger body of men, especially the curiae.

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Origin of decury

First recorded in 1525–35, decury is from the Latin word decuria a company of ten. See decurion, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for decury

decury
/ (ˈdɛkjʊərɪ) /

noun plural -ries

(in ancient Rome) a body of ten men

Word Origin for decury

C16: from Latin decuria; see decurion
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