Definition of sexvirate in US English:

sexvirate

noun

  • In ancient Roman society: = sevirate. Also more generally: any group of six persons who rule jointly.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Patrick Murdoch (d. 1774), Church of England clergyman and writer. From classical Latin sexvirātus, variant of sēvirātus sevirate.

Pronunciation

sexvirate

/ˈsɛksv(ɪ)rət/