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triumvirate

Saltos de línea: tri¦um¦vir|ate
Pronunciación: /trʌɪˈʌmvɪrət
 
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Definición de triumvirate en inglés:

sustantivo

1(In ancient Rome) a group of three men holding power, in particular ( the First Triumvirate) the unofficial coalition of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus in 60 bc and ( the Second Triumvirate) a coalition formed by Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian in 43 bc.
1.1A group of three powerful or notable people or things: a triumvirate of three executive vice presidents
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Finally, in the last few days, IBM, the father of PC technology, has added its corporate voice to those of this powerful triumvirate.
  • He provided the balance within the ruling triumvirate, holding command over the 45,000-strong army.
  • Under a ruling triumvirate, no one executive has clear control.
2The office of triumvir in ancient Rome.
Example sentences
  • In 36, Octavian defeated Pompey's son Sextus Pompeius at Naulochus, and also ousted Lepidus from the triumvirate.
  • Mark Antony has been spending his time in Egypt with his mistress, Cleopatra, and neglecting his duties as part of the triumvirate of Rome.
  • In the wake of his death, three men moved forward to form a new triumvirate which would punish Caesar's assassins and then divide up the Roman world.

Origen

late 16th century: from Latin triumviratus, from triumvir (see triumvir).

Words that rhyme with triumvirate

duumvirate

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