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decan

[dek-uh n] /ˈdɛk ən/
noun, Astrology
1.
any of three divisions of 10° within a sign of the zodiac.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin decānus chief of ten; see dean1
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Contemporary definitions for de-can
noun

the ruler of one of these zodiac sign divisions

Word Origin

L. decanus

Usage Note

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