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Donatus

[doh-ney-tuh s]
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noun
  1. early-4th-century bishop of Casae Nigrae in northern Africa: leader of a heretical Christian group.Compare Donatist.
  2. Aelius.4th century a.d., Roman grammarian.
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Historical Examples

  • And this outlaw, Donatus, led the men who attacked you here?

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish

  • Donatus had wheeled toward the sounds, which ceased as suddenly as they began.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish

  • I promised you then that if the opportunity ever came Donatus would repay the debt.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish

  • When he is willing that we should depart, my friend, Donatus, will speak.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish

  • It was the voice of Donatus that checked them and kept them from doing her fatal harm.

    Dick Merriwell Abroad

    Burt L. Standish


British Dictionary definitions for donatus

Donatus

noun
  1. Auelius (ˈiːlɪəs). 4th century ad, Latin grammarian, who taught Saint Jerome; his textbook Ars Grammatica was used throughout the Middle Ages
  2. 4th century ad, bishop of Carthage; leader of the Donatists, a heretical Christian sect originating in N Africa in 311 a.d
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