ETYM Latin triumphus, OL. triumpus; of uncertain origin; cf. French triomphe. Related to Trump at cards.
The exultation of victory.
In ancient Rome, the victory procession of a returning general. The senate and the victorious army accompanied the crowned victor, displaying spoils taken from the enemy, together with important captives who were usually executed on the Capitoline hill. Roman emperors assumed the right to celebrate triumphs.