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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin decennis(decennial, of ten years) + -ary.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

decennary ‎(not comparable)

  1. Decennial: of or related to a ten-year period.

NounEdit

decennary ‎(plural decennaries)

  1. A decennium: a period of ten years.
Usage notesEdit

Although decade may be taken as any group of ten years, it is commonly restricted to the informal ten-year periods of the calendar whose last digits run from 0 to 9. Decennary &c. has no such restriction.

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Medieval Latin decennārius, a variant of decanarius(containing ten items; related to the number ten).[2]

AdjectiveEdit

decennary ‎(not comparable)

  1. Alternative form of decenary: of or related to the number ten; containing ten items.

Etymology 3Edit

From Medieval Latin decennārius, a variant of decēnārius.[3]

AdjectiveEdit

decennary ‎(not comparable)

  1. (law, historical) Alternative form of decenary: of or related to a tithing.

NounEdit

decennary ‎(plural decennaries)

  1. (law, historical) Alternative form of decenary: a tithing.
    • 1881, T.S. Frampton, Hundred of Wrotham, p. 36:
      All males... should... be enrolled in a tithing, or decennary, which originally consisted of ten free families.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "decennary, adj. and n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1894.
  2. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed. "decenary, adj.1" Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2015.
  3. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 1st ed. "decenary | decennary, adj.2 and n." Oxford University Press (Oxford), 1894.