triumvirate trī-ˈəm-və-rət noun
1. a group of three people responsible for public administration or civil authority
2. a group that contains three people
The word triumvirate has appeared in 18 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Nov. 16 in “Teams to Watch During the College Basketball Season” by Jon Rothstein:
Nico Mannion, Josh Green and Zeke Nnaji are as good as any other freshman triumvirate in the sport. Arizona’s veterans aren’t bad either. Max Hazzard, a graduate transfer from U.C. Irvine, and Jemarl Baker, a transfer from Kentucky who received a waiver to play immediately, give Arizona Coach Sean Miller the perimeter depth necessary to be a factor in March.