Triumvirate

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  • a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

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  • a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

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Triumvirate Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A triumvirate is a group of three people. A duumvirate is a group of two people.

The word is often used to mention a historical event or in talks of government. The word troika is Russian for triumvirate, and the term was used in the Soviet Union after V.I. Lenin died, and Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev, and Grigory Zinoviev teamed up to gain power of the government. in the Soviet Union, troikas were usually considered to be three main people in the government: Party leader, head of state, and head of government.

In the Roman Empire in 43 B.C.E., after Julius Caesar died, a triumvirate made up of Marc Antony, Marcus Lepidus, and Octavian formed to rule the Empire. This was known as the "Second Triumvirate"; the first was Caesar, Crassius, and Pompey.



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  • Binay camp on accusers: Triumvirate of corruption
    A triumvirate of corruption oversaw the rigging of the bidding for projects of the local government of Makati City when Vice President Jejomar Binay was its mayor, his new spokesman, Cavite Gov. Juanito Vicente “Jonvic” Remulla, said on Thursday. Read more on this news related to 'Triumvirate'
  • Why Cisco Has Showered These Three Men With Billions Of Dollars
    Business Insider Cisco’s legendary engineering triumvirate ‘MarioPremLuca’ There are three legendary engineers at Cisco known as “the heart, soul and brains” of the company: Mario Mazzola, Prem Jain and Luca Cafiero. Over the past 20 years, Cisco CEO John Chambers has funneled $2.38 billion to them and their teams, even though, for much of their careers, Read more on this news related to 'Triumvirate'
  • What the WinHEC is Microsoft's trade show doing back in China?
    Microsoft has quietly brought back its popular WinHEC trade show; together with PDC and TechED, it formed part of a triumvirate of shows that were an essential cog in maintaining its relationship with its various partners in the Windows ecosystem. This time around, WinHEC will swap the big-and-brash-format of its heyday for something smaller. It is swapping its Co Read more on this news related to 'Triumvirate'

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