decemvirate

decemvirate

[dih-sem-ver-it, -vuh-reyt]
noun
1.
a board or group of decemvirs.
2.
the office or government of decemvirs.

Origin:
1610–20; < Latin decemvirātus. See decemvir, -ate3

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decemvirate (dɪˈsɛmvɪrɪt, -ˌreɪt)
 
n
1.  a board of decemvirs
2.  the rule or rank of decemvirs

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