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.

Origin of duumvirate

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

/ (djuːˈʌmvɪrɪt) /

noun

the office of or government by duumvirs

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