Origin of decury

First recorded in 1525–35, decury is from the Latin word decuria a company of ten. See decurion, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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noun plural -ries
  1. (in ancient Rome) a body of ten men

Word Origin for decury

C16: from Latin decuria; see decurion
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