triumvir

[ trahy-uhm-ver ]
/ traɪˈʌm vər /
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noun, plural tri·um·virs, tri·um·vi·ri [trahy-uhm-vuh-rahy] /traɪˈʌm vəˌraɪ/.

Roman History. one of three officers or magistrates mutually exercising the same public function.
one of three persons associated in any office or position of authority.

Origin of triumvir

1570–80; < Latin: literally, one man of three, back formation from trium virōrum of three men

Related forms

tri·um·vi·ral, adjective
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triumvir

/ (traɪˈʌmvə) /

noun plural -virs or -viri (-vɪˌriː)

(esp in ancient Rome) a member of a triumvirate

Derived Forms

triumviral, adjective

Word Origin for triumvir

C16: from Latin: one of three administrators, from triumvirōrum of three men, from trēs three + vir man
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