- Roman History. one of three officers or magistrates mutually exercising the same public function.
- one of three persons associated in any office or position of authority.
Origin of triumvir
1570–80; < Latin: literally, one man of three, back formation from trium virōrum of three men
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Examples from the Web for triumvir
Crassus, the famous financier, triumvir with Caesar and Pompey.The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
A triumvir is one of three men united in office; specifically in ancient Rome.Orthography
Elmer W. Cavins
The wife, indeed, had been nurse to a son of Marcus Lepidus, the triumvir.
The Triumvir's slender stipend of 32 a month he spent entirely on others.The Life of Mazzini
He could not remember the name of the third triumvir, and it troubled him greatly.E.P. Roe: Reminiscences of his Life
Mary A. Roe
- (esp in ancient Rome) a member of a triumvirate
C16: from Latin: one of three administrators, from triumvirōrum of three men, from trēs three + vir man
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Word Origin and History for triumvir
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