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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  • Bosnia's new leadership takes shape, faces pressure to reform
    By Daria Sito-Sucic SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia's new presidential triumvirate took office on Monday in a first step to forming a government the West hopes will press economic reforms to help unblock stalled efforts to join the European Union. The presidency comprises a Serb, a Croat and a Bosniak, part of an unwieldy system of ethnic power-sharing laid down i Read more on this news related to 'Triumvirate'
  • Lewes hit for six by thirds
    CROWBOROUGH'S thirds produced a strong performance to sweep aside a useful Lewes team.Their powerful midfield triumvirate of Steve Alcock, Andy Elliott and Alex Standen provided the platform for Crowborough's strike force.Crowborough went ahead when an Ash Fishenden through-ball found Bob Burns to score with a searing drive.The visitors threatened but the Read more on this news related to 'Triumvirate'
  • Avirup Bose: A case of 'consumer unfriendly' brands
    India's e-tail triumvirate of Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal is suffering from a regulatory headache, given that the Competition Commission of India (CCI) could potentially launch an antitrust probe into their pricing strategies and trade practices. Read more on this news related to 'Triumvirate'

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