du·um·vi·rate || djuː'ʌmvɪrət n. governing council or body of two individuals

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  • Duumvirate — Du*um vi*rate, n. [L. duumviratus, fr. duumvir.] The union of two men in the same office; or the office, dignity, or government of two men thus associated, as in ancient Rome. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • duumvirate — [do͞o um′vi rit, dyo͞oum′vi rit] n. [L duumviratus: see DUUMVIR & ATE2] 1. governmental position or authority held jointly by two persons 2. two such persons …   English World dictionary

  • Duumvirate — For the ancient Roman dual magistracy, see Duoviri. A duumvirate is an alliance between two equally powerful political or military leaders.[1] The term can also be used to describe a state with two different military leaders who both declare… …   Wikipedia

  • duumvirate — noun see duumvir …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • duumvirate — /dooh um veuhr it, dyooh /, n. 1. a coalition of two persons holding the same office, as in ancient Rome. 2. the office or government of two such persons. [1650 60; < L duumviratus. See DUUMVIR, ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • duumvirate — noun a) Any of several branches of the executive in Republican Rome controlled by two people b) Any government by two people …   Wiktionary

  • duumvirate — [dju: ʌmvɪrət] noun a coalition of two people having joint authority. Origin C17: from L. duumviratus …   English new terms dictionary

  • duumvirate — du·um·vi·rate …   English syllables

  • duumvirate — du•um•vi•rate [[t]duˈʌm vər ɪt, dyu [/t]] n. 1) anh a coalition of two people holding the same office, as in ancient Rome 2) anh the office or government of two such people • Etymology: 1650–60; < L duumvirātus. See duumvir …   From formal English to slang

  • duumvirate — /djuˈʌmvərət/ (say dyooh umvuhruht) noun 1. a union of two holders of the same office. 2. the office or government of two such persons. {duumvir + ate3} …   Australian English dictionary

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