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Definition of Decemvir

Decemvir
Decemvir De*cem"vir, n.; pl. E. Decemvirs, L. Decemviri. [L., fr. decem ten + vir a man.] 1. One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome. Note: The title of decemvirs was given to various bodies of Roman magistrates. The most celebrated decemvirs framed ``the laws of the Twelve Tables,' about 450 B. C., and had absolute authority for three years. 2. A member of any body of ten men in authority.

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- The decemviri or decemvirs (Latin for "ten men") were any of several 10-man commissions established by the Roman Republic. The most important were those...
- alongside Titus Genucius Augurinus, and the same year chosen one of the decemvirs, a committee of ten men chosen in the place of consuls to draw up the...
- decemvirs ****embled the first Ten Tables, to the unanimous approval of the Roman people. Despite the considerable power that they held, the decemvirs...
- with cases concerning whether an individual was free. Originally these decemvirs were a jury of ten men, serving under the presidency of a magistrate,...
- this theory, arguing that the consular plebeians would not have let the Decemvirs take their power away that easily (cf. The Praetorship, pp. 24, 25). He...
- Quinctius, son of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus Kaeso Duillius Longus, decemvir 450–449 BC Kaeso Fabius, character in 'Roma' by Steven Saylor, pp. 283-338...
- one of Rome's most noble patrician families, and head of the college of decemvirs, desires the beautiful and virtuous Virginia. He initiates legal proceedings...
- family", ****tus Quinctilius Varus, "had been two years antecedent to the Decemvirs" (i.e. 453 BC). His father, ****tus Quinctilius Varus, was a senator who...
- the appointment of a committee of ten men, known as the decemviri, or decemvirs, to serve for one year in place of the annual magistrates, and codify...
- inscriptions from the imperial age record the festival back to the time of the decemvirs. Wissowa remarks the inner linkage of the temple of the Mons Alb**** with...
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