decemvirate

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From Latin decemvirātus, from decemvirī (decemvirs) +‎ -ātus (-ate).

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decemvirate (plural decemvirates)

  1. A group of ten people, especially (politics) a council of ten men sharing office or power and particularly (historical) the groups of ten men who reformed and codified Roman law c. 450 bc.

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