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triumvir

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noun tri·um·vir \trī-ˈəm-vər\

Definition of triumvir

plural tri·um·virs also tri·um·vi·riplay \-və-ˌrī, -ˌrē\

  1. :  one of a commission or ruling body of three



Origin of triumvir

Middle English, from Latin, back-formation from triumviri, plural, commission of three men, from trium virum of three men


First Known Use: 15th century


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