Quinquevirs
Quinquevir Quin"que*vir, n.; pl; E. {Quinquevirs}, L. {Quinqueviri}. [L., fr. quinque Five + vir man.] (Bot. Antiq.) One of five commissioners appointed for some special object. [1913 Webster]

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  • quinquevirate — kwinˈkwevərə̇t, ˌrāt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin quinqueviratus, from quinquevir + atus ate 1. : the office or government of quinquevirs 2. : a body of quinquevirs …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quinquevir — Quin que*vir, n.; pl; E. {Quinquevirs}, L. {Quinqueviri}. [L., fr. quinque Five + vir man.] (Bot. Antiq.) One of five commissioners appointed for some special object. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quinqueviri — Quinquevir Quin que*vir, n.; pl; E. {Quinquevirs}, L. {Quinqueviri}. [L., fr. quinque Five + vir man.] (Bot. Antiq.) One of five commissioners appointed for some special object. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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