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[duh-mish-uh n, -ee-uh n] /dəˈmɪʃ ən, -i ən/
(Titus Flavius Domitianus Augustus) a.d. 51–96, Roman emperor 81–96. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was perhaps erected by Domitian, and had an inscription similar to that of the Albani Obelisk (which see).

    The New York Obelisk Charles E. Moldenke
  • There were odea also in Rome; one was built by Domitian, and a second by Trajan.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy
  • You see, my worthy friend, how truly Domitian inclines to leniency.

  • Among these were the grandnephews of Domitian, possible heirs to the throne.

    History of Education Levi Seeley
  • He was the chamberlain of Domitian who had been outbid by Nehushta in the slave ring.

    Pearl-Maiden H. Rider Haggard
  • And at that very moment the emperor Domitian had been stabbed at Rome.

  • Such were the eyes of Domitian, the vainest, most inert, and cowardly of men.

  • Not even Nero or Domitian were in their time to be so much dreaded.

    Aurelian William Ware
  • The color of the mourning garb, among the Romans, was originally black—from the time of Domitian, white.

    Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2) A Sexton of the Old School
  • Domitian was the first who was so called during his lifetime.

British Dictionary definitions for Domitian


full name Titus Flavius Domitianus. 51–96 ad, Roman emperor (81–96): instigated a reign of terror (93); assassinated
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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