[ 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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How to use decury in a sentence
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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