Definition of duumvirate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌd(y)o͞oˈəmvərət/


A coalition of two people having joint authority or influence.
Example sentences
  • Townshend remained in office until his resignation in 1730, and for most of the 1720s the ministry should be seen as a duumvirate.
  • The duumvirate that has governed New Labour for a decade is just about stable…
  • Adding to latent mistrust of West Paksitan among Bengalis was the duumvirate's removal of him from Prime Ministership.


Mid 17th century: from Latin duumviratus.

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Syllabification: du·um·vi·rate

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