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decury

[dek-yoo-ree]
noun, plural dec·u·ries. Roman History.
  1. a division, company, or body of ten men.
  2. 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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Historical Examples of decury

  • If one, two, or more of the decury are made prisoners and the rest do not rescue them, they are put to death.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I

    Robert Kerr


British Dictionary definitions for decury

decury

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

C16: from Latin decuria; see decurion
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