pl. -·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 w&imacron;-ro- in Indo-European roots.
(plural duumvirs or duumviri)
- One of two persons jointly exercising the same office in Republican Rome.