Decennary
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. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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

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

  • decennary — de·cen·na·ry …   English syllables

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

  • decennary — /dasenariy/ At common law a tithing, composed of ten neighboring families. 1 Bl.Comm. 114 …   Black's law dictionary

  • decennary — /dasenariy/ At common law a tithing, composed of ten neighboring families. 1 Bl.Comm. 114 …   Black's law dictionary

  • decennary — A tithing, consisting of ten freeholders of the neighborhood and their families. See frank pledges …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • decennary — noun a period of 10 years • Syn: ↑decade, ↑decennium • Hypernyms: ↑time period, ↑period of time, ↑period • Hyponyms: ↑1900s, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”