du·​um·​vir du̇-ˈəm-vər How to pronounce duumvir (audio)
 also  dyu̇-
: one of two Roman officers or magistrates constituting a board or court
: one of two people jointly holding power
duumvirate noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of duumvir was in 1600

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“Duumvir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duumvir. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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