What is DUUMVIRI?

(From duo, two, and viri, men.) A general appellation among the ancientRomans, given to any magistrates elected in pairs to fill any office, or perform anyfunction. Brande.Duumviri municipalcs were two annual magistrates in the towns and colonies, havingjudicial powers. Calvin.Duumviri novates were officers appointed to man, equip, and refit the navy. Id.

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