Decemvir meaning

dĭ-sĕm'vər
One of a body of ten Roman magistrates, especially a member of one of two such bodies appointed in 451 and 450 bc to draw up a code of laws.
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One of an authoritative body of ten.
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A member of a council of ten magistrates in ancient Rome: in 451-450 b.c. this body drew up the first Roman code of laws.
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A member of any authoritative group of ten men.
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One of a body of ten magistrates in ancient Rome.
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A member of any body of ten men in authority.
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Origin of decemvir

Middle English from Latin sing. of decemvirī commission of ten men decem ten dekm̥ in Indo-European roots virī pl. of vir man wī-ro- in Indo-European roots