Definition of sextumvirate in English:

sextumvirate

noun

  • A group of six; especially a group of six powerful or prominent people.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Swift (1667–1745), writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. From classical Latin sextus sixth + -umvirate.

Pronunciation

sextumvirate

/sɛksˈtʌmvɪrət/