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decem virī or decemvirī (xvirī ūm or (in L.) ōrum, m

I.I. Plur, a commission of ten men, college of ten magistrates, decemviri, decemvirs.—
1.1. The composers of the Twelve Tables (chosen B.C. 451): ut xviri maximā potestate sine provocatione crearentur.—
2.2. A tribunal for deciding causes involving liberty or citizenship, called decem viri stlitibus iudicandis.—
3.3. A commission for distributing public lands: legibus agrariis curatores constituti sunt ... xviri: decemviros agro Samniti creare, L.—
4.4. A college of priests in charge of the Sibylline books: decemviri sacrorum, L.: sacris faciundis, L.—
II.II. Sing: decemvir or xvir, a member of a decemviral college: ut is xvir sit: Iulius decemvir, L.

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