Septemvirs
Septemvir Sep*tem"vir, n.; pl. E. {Septemvirs}, L. {Septemviri}. [L. septemviri, pl.; septem seven + viri, pl. of vir man.] (Rom. Hist.) One of a board of seven men associated in some office. [1913 Webster]

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  • Septemvirs — Épulon Dans la Rome antique, les Épulons (latin Epulones, singulier Epulo), formaient un collège de prêtres et était le dernier des quatre grands collèges religieux (quattuor amplissima collegia) des prêtres romains. Ils organisaient les… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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 — Sep*tem vir, n.; pl. E. {Septemvirs}, L. {Septemviri}. [L. septemviri, pl.; septem seven + viri, pl. of vir man.] (Rom. Hist.) One of a board of seven men associated in some office. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Septemviri — Septemvir Sep*tem vir, n.; pl. E. {Septemvirs}, L. {Septemviri}. [L. septemviri, pl.; septem seven + viri, pl. of vir man.] (Rom. Hist.) One of a board of seven men associated in some office. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • septemvir — /sep tem veuhr/, n., pl. septemvirs, septemviri / veuh ruy /. a member of a seven man ruling body in ancient Rome. [1750 60; sing. of L septemviri, equiv. to septem SEVEN + viri, pl. of vir man] * * * …   Universalium

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

  • 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

  • septemviral — septemviral, ale (sè ptèm vi ral, ra l ) adj. Qui appartient aux septemvirs …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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

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