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  • n. duodecimvirate
  • v. Kill one twelfth of a group of people, especially by lot.
  • v. Divide into twelfths; divide duodecimally.

Etymologies

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Either from the Latin duodecimō ("I take one twelfth") or an alteration of the Latin duodecimus ("twelfth") by analogy with decimate.

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