Decennaries
Decennary De*cen"na*ry, n.; pl. {Decennaries}. [L. decennium a period of ten years; decem ten + annus a year.] 1. A period of ten years. [1913 Webster]

2. (O. Eng. Law) A tithing consisting of ten neighboring families. --Burrill. [1913 Webster]


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  • decennaries — n. decade, ten years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Decennary — De*cen na*ry, n.; pl. {Decennaries}. [L. decennium a period of ten years; decem ten + annus a year.] 1. A period of ten years. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) A tithing consisting of ten neighboring families. Burrill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decennary — /di sen euh ree/, n., pl. decennaries, adj. n. 1. a decennium. adj. 2. pertaining to a period of ten years; decennial. [1815 25; < L decenn(is) of ten years (dec(em) TEN + ennis, comb. form of annus a year) + ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • decennary — /dəˈsɛnəri/ (say duh senuhree) noun (plural decennaries) → decennium. {Latin decennis of ten years + ary1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenmentale — /tenmanteyl/ The number of ten men, which number, in the time of the Saxons, was called a decennary; and ten decennaries made what was called a hundred. Also a duty or tribute paid to the crown, consisting of two shillings for each plowland …   Black's law dictionary

  • frank-pledges — Free pledges. The tithings or decennaries of the Saxons were so called because each of the members of a tithing was a surety or free pledge to the king for the good behavior of the other members, and if any offense was committed in the district,… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • decennary — [dē sen′ə rē] n. pl. decennaries [< L decennis, lasting ten years < decem, TEN + annus, year (see ANNUAL) + ARY] DECADE (sense 2) adj. ten year; decennial …   English World dictionary

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