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[ek-wi-teez] /ˈɛk wɪˌtiz/
plural noun, Roman History.
mounted military units; cavalry.
members of a specially privileged class derived from the ancient Roman cavalry and having status intermediate between those of senatorial rank and the common people.
Origin of equites
< Latin, plural of eques horseman, derivative of equus horse Unabridged
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  • equite, justice, and society, can exist only between individuals of the same species.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
  • equite cannot exist without justice; society without justice is a solecism.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
British Dictionary definitions for equite


plural noun (in ancient Rome)
the cavalry
Also called knights. members of a social order distinguished by wealth and ranking just below the senators
Word Origin
from Latin, plural of eques horseman, from equus horse
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