< /dɪˈsɛm vəˌraɪ/.
- a member of a permanent board or a special commission of ten members in ancient Rome, especially the commission that drew up Rome’s first code of law.
- a member of any council or ruling body of ten.
noun plural -virs or -viri (-vɪˌriː)
- (in ancient Rome) a member of a board of ten magistrates, esp either of the two commissions established in 451 and 450 bc to revise the laws
- a member of any governing body composed of ten men