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  • n. Plural form of duumvir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Latin plural of duumvir.


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  • Tarentum was a Latin Rights colony, its senior magistrates — the two men called duumviri — entitled to assume the full Roman citizenship for themselves and their posterity.

    The Grass Crown

  • It was a "miniature Rome," under the municipal law of Rome, and governed by military officers, called duumviri, who were appointed directly from Rome.

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • They were governed upon the model of the Republic: had two consuls called duumviri;

    Life of Adam Smith

  • The Sibylline Books were consulted by the "duumviri," and a prediction was found of dangers which would result from a gathering of aliens, attempts on the highest points of the City and consequent bloodshed.

    The History of Rome, Vol. I

  • The duumviri and other officials of the city had to be content with a position farther back still.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • He referred to the red carpet that some official belonging to the duumviri had laid down the full length of the jetty, a sign of kingliness that horrified Octavian.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Nor will we tell the duumviri, who are both the sort of man adheres to the letter of the law.

    The Grass Crown

  • Belaeus turned to face the crowd, gathering again; his eyes were fixed upon the duumviri, both rushing from the meeting hall, and his stance was aggressive.

    The Grass Crown

  • A rural man wanting to register has had to go to the duumviri of his municipality or town, or else journey to the nearest place with municipal status.

    The Grass Crown

  • I approve, though there are many who do not; the old way — of having rural citizens go through the duumviri of their municipality and provincial citizens go through the governor — should be good enough.

    The Grass Crown


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