triumvir

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n triumvir one of a group of three sharing public administration or civil authority especially in ancient Rome
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Triumvir (Rom. Antiq) One of tree men united in public office or authority.☞ In later times the triumvirs of Rome were three men who jointly exercised sovereign power. Julius Cæsar, Crassus, and Pompey were the first triumvirs; Octavianus (Augustus), Antony, and Lepidus were the second and last.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n triumvir One of three men united in office; specifically, in ancient Rome, a member of one of several groups of joint magistrates chosen for various purposes, as for establishing colonies, revising the lists of knights, guarding against fires by night, or to fill various extraordinary commissions on special occasions. Among the more important of these magistrates were the triumviri capitales, who were elected by the people, and whose duty it was to inquire into capital crimes, to arrest offenders, to superintend the prisons, and to cause the execution of condemned persons. They could punish summarily slaves and persons of the lowest class. See triumvirate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Triumvir trī-um′vir one of three men in the same office or government
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. res, gen. trium, three + vir, a man. See Three, and Virile
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trium-, from tres, three, vir, a man.

Usage

In literature:

Hume was one of the triumvirate who produced the recognised masterpieces of contemporary literature.
"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Leslie Stephen
He was spared and respected by both sides in the civil wars, from Sulla to the Second Triumvirate.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
Octavianus was appointed one of the second triumvirate, his colleagues being Mark Antony and Lepidus.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
It was resolved to rise in arms; and a triumvirate was elected, consisting of Messrs. M.W.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
He deduced who the third member of the triumvirate must be.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
The triumvirs, who had foiled Mirabeau, began immediately after his death to sustain the royal cause in secret.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
This was the triumvirate of dignitaries.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
But neither of the triumvirs showed any readiness to obey her orders.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
The rich fared better than during the Triumvirate.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
As of old, there was a triumvirate in the world destined to concentrate into a despotism.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
The one in the center was much larger and held the post of honor as the flag bearer of its triumvirate.
"Solaris Farm" by Milan C. Edson
I told myself that this was the government of the Consular Triumvirate.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 18 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The triumvirs of war were succeeded by the triumvirs of love.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
He would pretend to obey the Triumvirs, while actually doing all he could to oppose them!
"The Cosmic Deflector" by Stanton A. Coblentz
The triumvirate gazed at her in a scared fashion.
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
Antonius the triumvir claimed that his family was descended from Anton, son of Heracles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2" by Various
This first Triumvirate (60), as it was afterwards called, was a private arrangement.
"Ancient Rome" by Mary Agnes Hamilton
The triumvirs were obliged to concede to him the islands in the western Mediterranean.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8" by Various
In '48 he returned, and in March '49 was made triumvir of Rome with Saffi and Armellini.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
An embodied ghost Derry might be to the rest of the world, but our little private triumvirate had still a normal basis.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
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In news:

Mitt Romney has long avoided explicitly calling President Obama a socialist, but desperate times call for desperate measures—and that includes another dubious ad, this one linking Obama with a triumvirate of famous socialists.
In this image taken on Sept 24, 2012, Maple Bacon Butter Pizza is shown in Concord, N.H. Until recently, I was convinced the triumvirate of perfect pizza toppings was tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.
In this image taken on Sept 24, Maple Bacon Butter Pizza is shown in Concord, N.H. Until recently, I was convinced the triumvirate of perfect pizza toppings was tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.
Letterman, Stewart and Kimmel form a comedic triumvirate .
Security, Aesthetics and Design PGC Fall Symposium Takes on the Glass Triumvirate by Brigid O'Leary.
It seems the answer to the question, would the Arab world benefit from a comic triumvirate is, no thanks we don't need any vile, infidel, degenerate, western humor.
Swing-state surveys from the triumvirate of CBS News, the New York Times and Quinnipiac have been polling Viagra for liberals all year.
Your brand should be investing in an integrated communications strategy that spans the much-discussed triumvirate of paid, earned and owned media.
This triumvirate was the mainstay of arguably the most talented starting rotation in all of MLB.
While the FCC has been a triumvirate since the end of December, the panel will return to a full slate of five with the swearing in of these two new commissioners.
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In science:

Weigert, Triumvirate of Running Couplings in Smal l-x Evolution, Nucl.
R-Current DIS on a Shock Wave: Beyond the Eikonal Approximation
Weigert, Triumvirate of Running Couplings in Smal l-x Evolution, Nucl.
Collinear Singularities and Running Coupling Corrections to Gluon Production in CGC
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