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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Definitions for triumvirate

  1. any group or set of three.
  2. Roman History. the office or magistracy of a triumvir.
  3. a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly.

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Citations for triumvirate
Because the triumvirate of Virginians could not yet show their hand publicly, they had to depend to considerable degree on the denizens of the distasteful newsmongering world. William Safire, Scandalmonger, 2000
When Miss Gerrard left, her place in the triumvirate was taken by Miss Murrill. Rosemary Manning, The Chinese Garden, 1962
Origin of triumvirate
1575-1585
Triumvirate comes from the Latin triumvirātus and has been in English since the 1500s.