septemvirate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin septemvirātus, from septemvirī (septemvirs) + -ātus (-ate).

Noun[edit]

septemvirate (plural septemvirates)

  1. A group of seven people, especially (politics) a council of seven men who share office or rule.

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References[edit]

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