Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The union of six men in the same office; the office or dignity held by six men jointly; also, six persons holding an office jointly.

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Examples

  • More, and himself were perpetually together: a sextumvirate to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • I had the honour to have much conversation with Brutus; and was told, "that his ancestor Junius, Socrates, Epaminondas, Cato the younger, Sir Thomas More, and himself were perpetually together:" a sextumvirate, to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • Socrates, Epaminondas, Cato the younger, Sir Thomas More, and himself were perpetually together:” a sextumvirate, to which all the ages of the world cannot add a seventh.

    Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World

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