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septemvirate

[ sep-tem-ver-it, -vuh-reyt ]
/ sɛpˈtɛm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt /
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noun (in ancient Rome)
the ruling body of septemvirs.
the office or rule of this body.
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Origin of septemvirate

From the Latin word septemvirātus, dating back to 1630–40. See septemvir, -ate3
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