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tri·um·vir

 (trī-ŭm′vər)
n. pl. tri·um·virs or tri·um·vi·ri (-və-rī′)
1. One of three men sharing public administration or civil authority in ancient Rome.
2. One of three people sharing public administration or civil authority.

[Middle English, from Latin, back-formation from triumvirī, board of three, from trium virum, of three men : trium, genitive pl. of trēs, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + virum, archaic genitive pl. of vir, man; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.]

tri·um′vi·ral adj.

triumvir

(traɪˈʌmvə)
n, pl -virs or -viri (-vɪˌriː)
(Historical Terms) (esp in ancient Rome) a member of a triumvirate
[C16: from Latin: one of three administrators, from trium virōrum of three men, from trēs three + vir man]
triˈumviral adj

tri•um•vir

(traɪˈʌm vər)

n., pl. -virs, -vi•ri (-vəˌraɪ)
1. one of three officers or magistrates of ancient Rome jointly exercising the same public function.
2. one of three persons associated in any office or position of authority.
[1570–80; < Latin, back formation from trium virōrum of three men]
tri•um′vi•ral, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.triumvir - one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rometriumvir - one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome
administrator, executive - someone who manages a government agency or department
Translations

triumvir

n (Hist) → Triumvir m
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When after the destruction of Brutus and Cassius there was no longer any army of the commonwealth, when Pompeius was crushed in Sicily, and when, with Lepidus pushed aside and Antonius slain, even the Julian faction had only Caesar left to lead it, then, dropping the title of triumvir, and giving out that he was a consul, and was satisfied with a tribune's authority for the protection of the people, Augustus won over the soldiers with gifts, the populace with cheap corn, and all men with the sweets of repose, and so grew greater by degrees, while he concentrated in himself the functions of the Senate, the magistrates, and the laws.
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