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duumvirate

[ doo-uhm-ver-it, dyoo- ]
/ duˈʌm vər ɪt, dyu- /
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noun

a coalition of two persons holding the same office, as in ancient Rome.
the office or government of two such persons.

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Origin of duumvirate

From the Latin word duumvirātus, dating back to 1650–60. See duumvir, -ate3
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British Dictionary definitions for duumvirate

duumvirate
/ (djuːˈʌmvɪrɪt) /

noun

the office of or government by duumvirs
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