decennary

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin decennis ‎(decennial, of ten years) + -ary.[1]

Adjective[edit]

decennary ‎(not comparable)

  1. Decennial: of or related to a ten-year period.

Noun[edit]

decennary ‎(plural decennaries)

  1. A decennium: a period of ten years.
Usage notes[edit]

Although decade may be taken as any group of ten years, it is commonly restricted to the informal ten-year periods of the calendar whose last digits run from 0 to 9. Decennary &c. has no such restriction.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Medieval Latin decennārius, a variant of decanarius ‎(containing ten items; related to the number ten).[2]

Adjective[edit]

decennary ‎(not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of decenary: of or related to the number ten; containing ten items.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Medieval Latin decennārius, a variant of decēnārius.[3]

Adjective[edit]

decennary ‎(not comparable)

  1. (law, historical) Alternative form of decenary: of or related to a tithing.

Noun[edit]

decennary ‎(plural decennaries)

  1. (law, historical) Alternative form of decenary: a tithing.
    • 1881, T.S. Frampton, Hundred of Wrotham, p. 36:
      All males... should... be enrolled in a tithing, or decennary, which originally consisted of ten free families.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "decennary, adj. and n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1894.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "decenary, adj.1" Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2015.
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "decenary | decennary, adj.2 and n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1894.