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Augustales

[aw-guh-stey-leez] /ˌɔ gəˈsteɪ liz/
plural noun, (in ancient Rome)
1.
local officials, usually freedmen, appointed in various towns for the worship of deified emperors.
Origin of Augustales
< Latin, plural of Augustālis. See Augustus, -al1
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  • Deputati.The first fifteen were called Deputati, the others were apparently known simply as Augustales.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
  • Augustales, highest class of Exceptores (shorthand writers), 104 n, 110; xi.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
  • The Augustales referred to in the latter passage were a higher class of Exceptores.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)

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