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tri·um·vi·rate

 (trī-ŭm′vər-ĭt)
n.
1. Government by triumvirs.
2. The office or term of a triumvir.
3. A body or group of triumvirs.
4. An association or a group of three. Also called troika.

[Latin triumvirātus, from triumvirī, board of three; see triumvir.]
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triumvirate

(traɪˈʌmvɪrɪt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in ancient Rome)
a. a board of three officials jointly responsible for some task
b. the political alliance of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey, formed in 60 bc (First Triumvirate)
c. the coalition and joint rule of the Roman Empire by Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian, begun in 43 bc (Second Triumvirate)
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any joint rule by three men
3. any group of three men associated in some way
4. (Historical Terms) the office of a triumvir
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tri•um•vi•rate

(traɪˈʌm vər ɪt, -vəˌreɪt)

n.
1. the office or magistracy of a triumvir in ancient Rome.
2. a board or government of three officials or magistrates functioning jointly.
3. a coalition of three magistrates or rulers.
4. any association of three in office or authority.
5. any group or set of three.
[1575–85; < Latin triumvirātus]
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Triumvirate

 a group, party, or association of three leaders, 1601.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authoritytriumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
threesome, triad, trinity, trio - three people considered as a unit
troika - a modern Russian triumvirate
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triumvirate

noun
A group of three individuals:
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Translations

triumvirate

[traɪˈʌmvɪrɪt] Ntriunvirato m
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triumvirate

n (Hist) → Triumvirat nt
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triumvirate

[traɪˈʌmvɪrɪt] nsg or pl (frm) → triunvirato
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References in periodicals archive ?
During the upheavals that followed the Second Punic War, the state gradually usurped jurisdiction over acts that threatened public security: 149 permanent senatorial courts (quaestiones perpetuae) investigated cases related to public unrest, and junior magistrates (tresviri capitales) were appointed to apprehend troublemakers and to supervise executions.
Prior to the early first century B.C.E., criminal jurisdiction in Rome had been vested in the paterfamilias, tresviri capitales, and various assemblies of the people, rather than in any permanent court system.(29) Morever, criminal law and civil law were not clearly distinguished.