decury


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decury

(ˈdɛkjʊərɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) a body of ten men
[C16: from Latin decuria; see decurion]

Decury

 a division, company, or body often, 1533.
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Among the authors new and fruitful observations concerning the military organization one could mention his suggestion that a pair of archers formed the basic unit of the temple archers and that these pairs were then grouped together into an eight-man decury unit (p.