Quindecemvir
Quindecemvir Quin`de*cem"vir, n.; pl. E. {Quindecemvirs}, L. {Quindecemviri}. [L., from quindecim fifteen + vir a man.] (Rom. Antiq.) One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books. [1913 Webster]

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  • quindécemvir — [ k(ɥ)ɛ̃desɛmvir ] n. m. • quindecimvir 1762; lat. quindecimviri « les quinze hommes » ♦ Hist. rom. Chacun des magistrats (quinze à l origine) préposés à la garde des livres sibyllins et à l organisation de certains sacrifices ou jeux. On dit… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quindecemvir — noun One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books …   Wiktionary

  • quindecemvir — quin·decemvir …   English syllables

  • quindecemvir — |kwin+ noun Etymology: Latin quindecimvir, from quindecim fifteen + vir man more at virile : one of a commission, council, or ruling body of 15; specifically : a member of a college of priests in ancient Rome having charge of the sibylline books …   Useful english dictionary

  • quindécimvir — quindécemvir [ k(ɥ)ɛ̃desɛmvir ] n. m. • quindecimvir 1762; lat. quindecimviri « les quinze hommes » ♦ Hist. rom. Chacun des magistrats (quinze à l origine) préposés à la garde des livres sibyllins et à l organisation de certains sacrifices ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Quindecemviri — Quindecemvir Quin de*cem vir, n.; pl. E. {Quindecemvirs}, L. {Quindecemviri}. [L., from quindecim fifteen + vir a man.] (Rom. Antiq.) One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quindecemvirs — Quindecemvir Quin de*cem vir, n.; pl. E. {Quindecemvirs}, L. {Quindecemviri}. [L., from quindecim fifteen + vir a man.] (Rom. Antiq.) One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty was to take care of the Sibylline books. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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