Definition of decemvir, Xvir
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LEM
decemvir, decemvirī
(Xvir, Xvirī)
noun (m., 2nd -R declension)
  1. [plural] a commission of ten men, college of ten magistrates, decemvirs
  2. [plural] The composers of the Twelve Tables (chosen B.C. 451)
  3. [plural] A tribunal for deciding causes involving liberty or citizenship, called decem viri stlitibus iudicandis
  4. [plural] A commission for distributing public lands
  5. [plural] A college of priests in charge of the Sibylline books
  6. A member of a commission, tribunal or college of ten men
Abbreviations
decem virī or decemvirī (xvirī) ūm or (in L.) ōrum, m I. Plur, a commission of ten men, college of ten magistrates, decemviri, decemvirs.

— 1. The composers of the Twelve Tables (chosen B.C. 451): ut xviri maximā potestate sine provocatione crearentur.

—2. A tribunal for deciding causes involving liberty or citizenship, called decem viri stlitibus iudicandis.

—3. A commission for distributing public lands: legibus agrariis curatores constituti sunt ... xviri: decemviros agro Samniti creare, L.

—4. A college of priests in charge of the Sibylline books: decemviri sacrorum, L.: sacris faciundis, L.

—II. Sing: decemvir or xvir, a member of a decemviral college: ut is xvir sit: Iulius decemvir, L.
 
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