Duumvir definition

do͝o-ŭmvər, dyo͝o-
A member of a duumvirate.
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Either of two magistrates in ancient Rome who held office jointly.
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Either member of any duumvirate.
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One of two persons jointly exercising the same office in Republican Rome.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
duumvir
Plural:
duumviri, duumvirs

Origin of duumvir

  • Latin duum genitive pl. of duo two dwo- in Indo-European roots vir man wī-ro- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin duo (“two”) + vir (“man”).

    From Wiktionary