quinquevirate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin quīnquevirātus, from quīnquevirī (quinquevirs) + -ātus (-ate).

Noun[edit]

quinquevirate (plural quinquevirates)

  1. An official group of five people, especially a council of five men sharing office or rule.

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  • "quinquevirate, n.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.