decemvir definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of a body of ten Roman magistrates, specifically a part of just one of two such figures appointed in 451 and 450 B.C. to-draw up a code of laws and regulations.
    • One of an authoritative human body of ten.
    • One of a body of ten magistrates in old Rome.
    • a part of any human body of ten men in expert.
    • One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.
    • an associate of any body of ten men in expert.
    • among ten men, or decemviri, the title of four differently constituted figures in ancient Rome.
    • By extension, one of any official human anatomy of men, ten in number. since the old Council of Ten in Venice.

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