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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Quindecemvir \Quin`de*cem"vir\, n.; pl. E. {Quindecemvirs}, L.
     {Quindecemviri}. [L., from quindecim fifteen + vir a man.]
     (Rom. Antiq.)
     One of a sacerdotal college of fifteen men whose chief duty
     was to take care of the Sibylline books.
     [1913 Webster]

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