Decanal side, the side of the choir on which the dean's tall is placed.Decanal stall, the stall allotted to the dean in the choir, on the right or south side of the chancel. Shipley.

(||De*can"dri*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. de`ka ten + a man.] (Bot.) A Linnæan class of plants characterized by having ten stamens.

(De*can"dri*an De*can"drous) a. [Cf. F. décandre.] (Bot.) Belonging to the Decandria; having ten stamens.

(Dec"ane) n. [See Deca-.] (Chem.) A liquid hydrocarbon, C10H22, of the paraffin series, including several isomeric modifications.

(Dec*an"gu*lar) a. [Pref. deca- + angular.] Having ten angles.

(||De*ca"ni) a. [L., lit., of the dean.] Used of the side of the choir on which the dean's stall is placed; decanal; — correlative to cantoris; as, the decanal, or decani, side.

(De*cant") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decanted; p. pr. & vb. n. Decanting.] [F. décanter (cf. It. decantare), prop., to pour off from the edge of a vessel; pref. dé- (L. de) + OF. cant (It. canto) edge, border, end. See Cant an edge.] To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.

(De*can"tate) v. t. To decant. [Obs.]

(De`can*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. décantation.] The act of pouring off a clear liquor gently from its lees or sediment, or from one vessel into another.

(De*cant"er) n.

1. A vessel used to decant liquors, or for receiving decanted liquors; a kind of glass bottle used for holding wine or other liquors, from which drinking glasses are filled.

(Dec"a*logue) n. [F. décalogue, L. decalogus, fr. Gr. de`ka ten + speech, to speak, to say. See Ten.] The Ten Commandments or precepts given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, and originally written on two tables of stone.

(De*cam"e*ron) n. [It. decamerone, fr. Gr. de`ka ten + part; though quite generally supposed to be derived from day: cf. F. décaméron.] A celebrated collection of tales, supposed to be related in ten days; — written in the 14th century, by Boccaccio, an Italian.

(Dec"a*me`ter, Dec"a*me`tre) n. [F. décamètre; Gr. de`ka ten + mètre. See Meter.] A measure of length in the metric system; ten meters, equal to about 393.7 inches.

(De*camp") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Decamped (?; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Decamping.] [F. décamper; pref. dé- (L. dis) + camp camp. See Camp.]

1. To break up a camp; to move away from a camping ground, usually by night or secretly. Macaulay.

2. Hence, to depart suddenly; to run away; — generally used disparagingly.

The fathers were ordered to decamp, and the house was once again converted into a tavern.

(De*camp"ment) n. [Cf. F. décampement.] Departure from a camp; a marching off.

(Dec"a*nal) a. [Cf. F. décanal. See Dean.] Pertaining to a dean or deanery.

His rectorial as well as decanal residence.

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