- one of two officers or magistrates jointly exercising the same public function.
Origin of duumvir
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The elder, Rufus, was duumvir for the fourth term in 3-2 B.C.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
Caius Servilius, duumvir, also dedicated a temple of Jupiter, in the island.History of Rome, Vol III
Probably a consular personage, a duumvir, since lictors lead the line.The Wonders of Pompeii
He was, with Csar, the year after, one of the judges (duumvir perduellionis) in the trial of C. Rabirius.History of Julius Caesar Vol. 2 of 2
Napoleon III, Emperor of the French, 1808-1873.
- Roman history one of two coequal magistrates or officers
- either of two men who exercise a joint authority
C16: from Latin, from duo two + vir man