from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Latin plural of decemvir.

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  • noun Plural form of decemvir.


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  • When so much land would be thrown into the market it would be sold very cheap and would be sold to those whom the "decemviri" might choose to favor.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

  • The "decemviri" were to have plenary power for ten years.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

  • "decemviri," or ten magistrates, would be anxious to assist.

    Life of Cicero Volume One

  • Plebeians were admitted to the college of decemviri sacris faciundis in 364 (367), of priests and augurs in 300.

    e. The Early Republic

  • The first decemviri published ten tables of laws that proved insufficient, so new decemviri created in 446 (450) added two more tables.

    e. The Early Republic

  • But members of the three colleges were always drawn from the best senatorial families, be they patrician or plebeian, and individual augurs, decemviri, and priests pursued full political and military careers like other Roman aristocrats.

    e. The Early Republic

  • These actions seem to derive all their glory from the revolutions to which they gave rise, as the former occasioned the abolition of monarchy amongst the Romans, and the latter put an end to the arbitrary power of the decemviri.

    Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World

  • The quaestors, accordingly, did not belong to them, but they comprised the masters of the mint, the superintendents of the paving of the roads, and especially the superintendents of all matters connected with prisons, and the _decemviri litibus judicandis_.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • This college was called at different times, according to the number of its members, _duoviri_, _decemviri_, or _quindecemviri sacrorum_.

    C. Sallusti Crispi De Bello Catilinario Et Jugurthino

  • We may justly address you, as the _decemviri_ did the Romans, and say,

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)


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