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duumvirate

[doo-uhm-ver-it, dyoo-] /duˈʌm vər ɪt, dyu-/
noun
1.
a coalition of two persons holding the same office, as in ancient Rome.
2.
the office or government of two such persons.
Origin of duumvirate
1650-1660
From the Latin word duumvirātus, dating back to 1650-60. See duumvir, -ate3
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duumvirate

/djuːˈʌmvɪrɪt/
noun
1.
the office of or government by duumvirs
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