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

    A tithing.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

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