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septemvir

[sep-tem-ver]
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noun, plural sep·tem·virs, sep·tem·vi·ri [sep-tem-vuh-rahy] /sɛpˈtɛm vəˌraɪ/.
  1. a member of a seven-man ruling body in ancient Rome.
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Origin of septemvir

1750–60; singular of Latin septemvirī, equivalent to septem seven + virī, plural of vir man
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  • Septemvir, sep-tem′vir, n. one of a board of seven men associated for certain duties.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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