(?), n. [L. decimatio: cf. F. dcimation.] 1. A tithing. [Obs.] State Trials (1630).
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2. A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for punishment. Shak.
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3. The destruction of any large proportion, as of people by pestilence or war. Milman.
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