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duumvir

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noun du·um·vir \du̇-ˈəm-vər also dyu̇-\

Definition of duumvir

  1. 1 :  one of two Roman officers or magistrates constituting a board or court

  2. 2 :  one of two people jointly holding power

du·um·vi·rate play \-və-rət\ noun


Origin of duumvir

Latin, from duum (genitive of duo two) + vir man


First Known Use: 1600


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