Meaning of sextumvirate in English:

sextumvirate

Pronunciation /sɛksˈtʌmvɪrət/

noun

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

    In the 18th and 19th century, frequently with allusion to Swift.

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.