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dec•u•man



Pronunciation: (dek'yoo-mun), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/decuman.html on line 73 [key]
adj.
1. large or immense, as a wave.
2. (in ancient Rome) of or pertaining to the tenth cohort of a legion.

n.
Also called dec'uman gate'. (in ancient Rome) the main gate of a military camp, facing away from the enemy and near which the tenth cohort of the legion was usually stationed.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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