Duodecimate meaning

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(rare, attested in the past participle only) Kill one twelfth of a group of people, especially by lot.
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(rare, attested in the past participle only) Divide into twelfths; divide duodecimally.
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Origin of duodecimate

  • Either from the Latin duodecimō (“I take one twelfth”) or an alteration of the Latin duodecimus (“twelfth”) by analogy with decimate.

    From Wiktionary