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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to a ten-year period.
  • noun A period of ten years; a decade.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A period of ten years.
  • Consisting of or involving ten each; relating to a tithing.
  • noun In old English law, a tithing consisting of ten freeholders and their families.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A period of ten years.
  • noun (O. Eng. Law) A tithing consisting of ten neighboring families.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A period of ten years.
  • noun UK, law, obsolete A tithing consisting of ten neighbouring families.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a period of 10 years

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Latin decennis, lasting for ten years; see decennium.]

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Latin decennium a period of ten years; decem ten + annus a year.

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