Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Ten judges appointed by the Emperor Augustus.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    Lat. In the Roman law. Ten persons (five senators and five equites) who acted as the council or assistants of the prætor, when he decided on matters of law. Hallifax, Civil Law, b. 3, c. 8. According to others, they were themselves judges. Calvin.