Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The office of septemvir; a government by septemvirs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office of septemvir; a government by septimvirs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office of a septemvir; government or authority vested in seven persons.

Etymologies

Latin septemviratus. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "These are indeed very weighty counter-charges: and you might have declared them all before the Court, to which you were summoned: you might have appealed even to the septemvirate, but as you did not appear then, you must bear the consequences of your obstinacy."

    Debts of Honor

  • During the month of May seven persons were appointed to examine, my papers, and among the inquisitorial septemvirate were two men well known and filling high situations.

    The Memoirs of Napoleon

  • 'As before the pike will fly' in which Coeur-de-Lion's discomfiture of the 'septemvirate of quacks' is hymned; and the finale is quite Attic.

    Gryll Grange

  • Did you not also desert him in the matter of the septemvirate? [

    The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4

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