nounpl. -·virs or -·viri·
- either of two magistrates in ancient Rome who held office jointly
- either member of any duumvirate
Origin of duumvirL, back-formation from duum virum, genitive plural of duo viri, two men from duo, two + vir, a man
A member of a duumvirate.
Origin of duumvirLatin duum genitive pl. of duo two ; see dwo- in Indo-European roots. vir man ; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.
(plural duumvirs or duumviri)
- One of two persons jointly exercising the same office in Republican Rome.