decemvir

[ dih-sem-ver ]SEE DEFINITION OF decemvir

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Decemvir Appius takes a violent fancy to her,—must have her at any rate.

Here is the Roman Lucillus, formerly a Decemvir, who has been banished.

I intend to write about the crime of Appius Claudius, the Decemvir.

The maiden had attracted the notice of the Decemvir Appius Claudius.

Appius Claudius, the decemvir, saw her and lusted to make her his own.

Decemvir, de-sem′vir, n. one of ten magistrates who at one time had absolute power in ancient Rome:—pl.

Towards the end of the year, Caius Servilius Geminus, the chief pontiff, also died; the same was decemvir of religious affairs.

The cry of the nurse for help brought a crowd around them, and all parties went before the Decemvir.

The story ran that the Decemvir, unable to succeed by bribes and solicitations, resorted to an outrageous act of tyranny.

The Decemvir generals tried to stop them, but they only answered, "We are men with swords in our hands."

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