Word + Quiz: triumvirate

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Word + Quiz: triumvirate

1. a group of three people responsible for public administration or civil authority

2. a group that contains three people

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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.

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