vigintivirate

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From Latin vigintiviratus, from vigintiviri (vigintivirs) + -ātus (-ate)

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vigintivirate (plural vigintivirates)

  1. A group of twenty people, especially (politics) a council of twenty men sharing an office or rule and particularly (historical) such an administrative council in ancient Rome.

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