septemvirate

septemvirate

(sɛpˈtɛmvərɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group, predominantly a governing body, consisting of seven men
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the office or position of a septemvir

Septemvirate

 a group of seven leaders, a set of seven men, 1750; a body of seven.
Example: septemvirate of Christian youths (the Seven sleepers), 1859.