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Definitions

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  • n. The position or function of duodecimviri or of a duodecimvir.
  • n. A council, or similar governing body, of twelve people; a duodecimate.

Etymologies

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From the Latin duodecimvirātus.

Examples

  • The Tricameron was comprised of a "Senate"—evenly divided against itself into a half that proposed and passed legislation, and a half that vetoed it—and a "Praetorate," a sort of quadruple troika or duodecimvirate: twelve men and women who implemented the Senate's decrees, declared war or peace, and it seemed to Jim spent most of the time squabbling amongst themselves for power.

    My Enemy My Ally

  • The Tricameron was comprised of a “Senate”—evenly divided against itself into a half that proposed and passed legislation, and a half that vetoed it—and a “Praetorate,” a sort of quadruple troika or duodecimvirate: twelve men and women who implemented the Senate’s decrees, declared war or peace, and it seemed to Jim spent most of the time squabbling amongst themselves for power.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

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