Meaning of decemvir


Pronunciation: (di-sem'vur), [key]
— pl. -virs, -vi•ri
  1. a member of a permanent board or a special commission of ten members in ancient Rome, esp. the commission that drew up Rome's first code of law.
  2. a member of any council or ruling body of ten.
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