Definition of Decuries
1. decury [n] - See also: decury
Lexicographical Neighbors of Decuries
Literary usage of Decuries
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of Romeby Henry Malden by Henry Malden (1830)
"Dionysius, after describing the Tribes and Curiae, proceeds to state, that the Curiae were divided into decuries, |pr bodies of ten, at the head of each of ..."
2. Pre-historic America by Nadaillac, William Healey Dall (1885)
"Lastly, one hundred decuries obeyed a supreme chief, who received orders direct from the Inca. Besides this organization, which shared the combined ..."
3. An Epitome of Niebuhr's History of Rome: With Chronological Tables and an by Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1836)
"These Ten First, like those in the Roman senate, were clearly the first persons in the same number of decuries: each of which ..."
4. The History of Rome by Barthold Georg Niebuhr, William Smith, Leonhard Schmitz, Julius Charles Hare, Connop Thirlwall (1832)
"... and the reader need scarcely be reminded that each of these decuries represented a city in Latium, as it did a cury at Rome. The deputies may have been ..."
5. Greece: II. Grecian History to the Reign of Peisistratus at Athens by George Grote (1899)
"In the number of persons who actually attended and sat, however, there seems to have been much variety, and sometimes two decuries sat together.i The ..."