Septemvirate
Septemvirate Sep*tem"vi*rate, n.[L. septemviratus.] The office of septemvir; a government by septimvirs. [1913 Webster]

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  • septemvirate — /sep tem veuhr it, veuh rayt /, n. (in ancient Rome) 1. the ruling body of septemvirs. 2. the office or rule of this body. [1630 40; < L septemviratus. See SEPTEMVIR, ATE3] * * * …   Universalium

  • septemvirate — sep·tem·vi·rate …   English syllables

  • septemvirate —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷vərə̇t, ˌrāt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin septemviratus, from septemvir + atus ate 1. : the office or government of septemvirs 2. : a body of septemvirs …   Useful english dictionary

  • septemvir —   n. member of septemvirate.    ♦ septemvirate, n. government by, or group of, seven men …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • septemviral — /sep tem veuhr euhl/, adj. of or pertaining to septemvirs or a septemvirate. [1635 45; < L septemviralis. See SEPTEMVIR, AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • septemviral — (ˈ)sep|temvərəl adjective Etymology: Latin septemviralis, from septemvir + alis al : of or relating to septemvirs or a septemvirate …   Useful english dictionary

  • septem- — combining form. a form of sept (Cf. ↑sept ), as in septemvirate …   Useful english dictionary

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