triumvirate

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/traɪˈʌmvɪrɪt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/traɪˈʌmvərɪt, -vəˌreɪt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(trī umvər it, -və rāt′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
tri•um•vi•rate /traɪˈʌmvərɪt, -vəˌreɪt/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Ancient Historya board of three magistrates functioning jointly, esp. one in ancient Rome.
  2. Governmentany association of three in authority.
  3. any group or set of three.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
tri•um•vi•rate  (trī umvər it, -və rāt′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Ancient History[Rom. Hist.]the office or magistracy of a triumvir.
  2. Ancient History, Governmenta government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly.
  3. Governmenta coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration.
  4. Governmentany association of three in office or authority.
  5. any group or set of three.
  • Latin triumvirātus. See triumvir, -ate3
  • 1575–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
triumvirate /traɪˈʌmvɪrɪt/ n
  1. (in ancient Rome) a board of three officials jointly responsible for some task
  2. any joint rule by three men
  3. any group of three men associated in some way
  4. the office of a triumvir
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