duumvir

noun
du·​um·​vir | \ du̇-ˈəm-vər also dyu̇- How to pronounce duumvir (audio) \

Definition of duumvir

1 : one of two Roman officers or magistrates constituting a board or court
2 : one of two people jointly holding power

Other Words from duumvir

duumvirate \ -​və-​rət How to pronounce duumvirate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of duumvir

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for duumvir

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

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