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decemvirate

[dih-sem-ver-it, -vuh-reyt] /dɪˈsɛm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt/
noun
1.
a board or group of decemvirs.
2.
the office or government of decemvirs.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Latin decemvirātus. See decemvir, -ate3
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decemvirate

/dɪˈsɛmvɪrɪt; -ˌreɪt/
noun
1.
a board of decemvirs
2.
the rule or rank of decemvirs
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