[ dek-yoo-ree ]
/ ˈdɛk yʊ ri /
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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Examples from the Web for decury
If one, two, or more of the decury are made prisoners and the rest do not rescue them, they are put to death.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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