decemvir

noun
de·​cem·​vir | \ di-ˈsem-vər How to pronounce decemvir (audio) \

Definition of decemvir

: one of a ruling body of 10 specifically : one of a body of 10 magistrates in ancient Rome

Other Words from decemvir

decemviral \ di-​ˈsem-​vər-​əl How to pronounce decemviral (audio) \ adjective
decemvirate \ di-​ˈsem-​vər-​ət How to pronounce decemvirate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of decemvir

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decemvir

Middle English, from Latin, back-formation from decemviri, plural, from decem + viri, plural of vir man — more at virile

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