DECIMATION

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

Definition of DECIMATION

The punishing of every tenth soldier by lot, for mutiny or other failure of duty. This was termed "decimatio legionis" by the Romans. Sometimes only the twentieth man was punished, (vicesimatio,) or the hundredth, (centesimatio.)

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