- a coalition of two persons holding the same office, as in ancient Rome.
- the office or government of two such persons.
Origin of duumvirate
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Examples from the Web for duumvirate
Of what did the duumvirate deliberate during their itinerary?Ulysses
The duumvirate did not last, and the count and Nino soon quarrelled.
Rarely does history exhibit such a duumvirate as that of Epaminondas and Pelopidas.A Manual of Ancient History
A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
But the Duumvirate seemed utterly incapable of devising a coherent policy for central or eastern Europe.The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference
Emile Joseph Dillon
- the office of or government by duumvirs
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