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duumvir

[ doo-uhm-ver, dyoo- ]
/ du藞蕦m v蓹r, dyu- /
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noun, plural du路um路virs, du路um路vi路ri [doo-uhm-vuh-rahy]. /du藞蕦m v蓹藢ra瑟/. Roman History.
one of two officers or magistrates jointly exercising the same public function.
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Origin of duumvir

1590鈥1600; <Latin, back formation from duumvir艒rum, genitive plural of duovir墨 two men, equivalent to duo-duo- + vir墨, plural of vir man, cognate with Old English wer (see werewolf)
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British Dictionary definitions for duumvir

duumvir
/ (dju藧藞蕦mv蓹) /

noun plural -virs or -viri (-v瑟藢ri藧)
Roman history one of two coequal magistrates or officers
either of two men who exercise a joint authority

Word Origin for duumvir

C16: from Latin, from duo two + vir man
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