Decurt vs Decury - What's the difference?

decurt | decury |

As a verb decurt

is (obsolete) to cut short; to curtail.

As a noun decury is

(historical) a set or squad of ten men under a decurion.




(en verb)
  • (obsolete) To cut short; to curtail.
  • (Bale)
    (Webster 1913)




  • (historical) A set or squad of ten men under a decurion.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1904, author=John Henry Freese, Alfred John Church, And William Jackson Brodribb, title=Roman History, Books I-III, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Accordingly, the hundred senators divided the government among themselves, ten decuries being formed, and the individual members who were to have the chief direction of affairs being chosen into each decury . }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1760, author=Robert Kerr, title=A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 1, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=If one, two, or more of a decury proceed bravely to battle, and the rest do not follow, the cowards are slain. }} (Webster 1913)