(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'.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: du¦um|vir
Definition of duumvir in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.