Definition of Decennary

1. Noun. A period of 10 years.




Definition of Decennary

1. n. A period of ten years.

Definition of Decennary

1. Noun. A period of ten years. ¹

2. Noun. (UK legal obsolete) A tithing consisting of ten neighbouring families. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decennary

1. [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decennary

decempedal
decemvir
decemviral
decemvirate
decemvirates
decemviri
decemvirs
decenaries
decenary
decence
decencies
decene
decenes
decennaries
decennary (current term)
decennia
decennial
decennially
decennials
decennium
decenniums
decent
decentalisation
decenter
decentered
decentered lens
decentering
decenters
decentest

Literary usage of Decennary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Progress of the Nation by George Richardson Porter (1836)
"... each year of the present century—Proportion of Payments to Population at each decennary enumeration—Methods followed in various countries for relieving ..."

2. Records of the Borough of Nottingham: Being a Series of Extracts from the by Nottingham (England). (1883)
"... that the said Emma [Smalley], on the day and year aforesaid, unjustly raised a hue and ery against Richard Ellis, decennary.—Therefore she is in merey, ..."

3. The History of the World: Comprising a General History, Both Ancient and by Samuel Maunder (1852)
"Ten neighbouring householders were formed into one corporation, who, under the name of a tithing, decennary, or fribourg, were answerable for each other's ..."

4. The History of the World: Comprising a General History, Both Ancient and by Samuel Maunder (1862)
"Ten neighbouring householders were formed into one corporation, who, under the name of a tithing, decennary, or fribourg, were answerable for each other's ..."

5. The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Cæsar to the Abdication by David Hume (1854)
"When any person in any tithing or decennary was guilty of a crime, ... with two other members of the decennary, was obliged to appear, and, together with ..."

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