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.

Nearby words

  1. duty to retreat,
  2. duty-bound,
  3. duty-free,
  4. duty-free shop,
  5. duumvir,
  6. duvalier,
  7. duvalier, françois,
  8. duvalier, jean-claude,
  9. duve,
  10. duveneck

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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