DECANATUS

Definition of DECANATUS in Black's Law Dictionary 4th Edition – Legal dictionary – Glossary of legal terms.

Definition of DECANATUS

A deanery. Spelman. A company of ten persons. Calvin.

Also (and in this sense sometimes spelled Decania, or Decana), a town or tithing, consisting originally of ten families of freeholders. Ten tithings compose a hundred. 1 Bla.Comm. 114; Medley, Orig.Illus.Eng.Const.Hist.

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