(In ancient Rome) each of two magistrates or officials holding a joint office.
- He had risen through the bureaucracy of Naples as municipal quaestor, aedile, duumvir.
- There is no mention of any veto power, and the officials are duumvirs, aediles, augurs, and priests.
- As the city's prefects, the duumvirs are jointly responsible for the protection of the city, the criminal court and the general good order.
Latin, from duum virum 'of the two men'.
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