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noun as in ten

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Whilst appearing to favour Pompey, it deprived him, on account of his absence, of the chance of being chosen decemvir.

There was the keen, eagle face of the infamous Decemvir, the persecutor of Virginia—a villain, but a daring and imperious villain.

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

Claudius, the instrument of Appius the decemvir for entrapping Virginia.

It is of no consequence who inhabits the palace—a king, a tribune, an emperor, or a decemvir.


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On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to decemvir, such as: decade, decagon, decapod, decennary, decennium, and decemvirate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.