triumvirate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n triumvirate a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Triumvirate A coalition or association of three in office or authority; especially, the union of three men who obtained the government of the Roman empire.
    • Triumvirate Government by three in coalition or association; the term of such a government.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n triumvirate The office or magistracy of a triumvir, specifically of one of the ancient Roman groups of triumviri.
    • n triumvirate Government by three men in coalition.
    • n triumvirate A group of three men in office or authority; specifically, in Roman history, either the coalition (First Triumvirate) between Pompey, Julius Cæsar, and Crassus, 60 b. c., which controlled the Roman world for several years, or that (Second Triumvirate) between Mark Antony, Octavian (Augustus), and Lepidus, 43 b. c., which overthrew the republican party and ordered the second proscription. In the latter Lepidus was soon practically deposed, and Antony and Octavian shared the power until the overthrow of the former, 31 b. c.
    • n triumvirate A party of three men; three men or three personifications in company or forming one group; also, a trio or triad of any kind.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Triumvirate (Shak.) an association of three men in office or government, or for any political ends—esp. that of Pompey, Crassus, and Cæsar (60 B.C.), and that of Octavian (Augustus), Mark Antony, and Lepidus (43 B.C.): any trio or triad
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. triumviratus,: cf. F. triumvirat,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trium-, from tres, three, vir, a man.

Usage

In literature:

Calhoun, the second of the great Triumvirate, was already within a month of death.
"The Battle of Principles" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Concerning the other two triumvirs, understand remarks similar to those I have made about POWER.
"Ideal Commonwealths" by Various
Apparently, the point was settled when Hozier joined the triumvirate.
"The Stowaway Girl" by Louis Tracy
Pompeius Strabo, the father of the celebrated Triumvir, and L. Porcius Cato.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The Horatii were of flesh and blood, like the Triumvirs.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
The so-called First Triumvirate was formed, and constitutional government ceased to exist save in name.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The American's triumvirate, love, honor and liberty.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
Caesar made peace between Pompey and Crassus by joining with them, forming a Triumvirate.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 7" by Elbert Hubbard
If we consider only purely English names, the triumvirate would be Smith, Taylor, and Brown.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
This triumvirate has even made me reflect that nations are most commonly saved by the worst men in them.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
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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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