duumvirate[do̵̅o̅ um′vi rit, dyo̵̅o̅-]
- governmental position or authority held jointly by two persons
- two such persons
Origin of duumvirateClassical Latin duumviratus: see duumvir and amp; -ate
- Any of various two-man executive boards in the Roman Republic.
- A regime or partnership of two persons.
- Any of several branches of the executive in Republican Rome controlled by two people.
- A group of two officials; a union or coalition of two people.
From Latin duumvirātus.