Meaning of triumvirate

tri•um•vi•rate

Pronunciation: (trī-um'vur-it, -vu-rāt"), [key]
— n.
  1. the office or magistracy of a triumvir.
  2. a government of three officers or magistrates functioning jointly.
  3. a coalition of three magistrates or rulers for joint administration.
  4. any association of three in office or authority.
  5. any group or set of three.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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