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Gaius

[gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/
noun
1.
a.d. c110–c180, Roman jurist and writer, especially on civil law.
2.
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  • Bailey,' he says, 'it has come to my ears that Gaius Ellis intends to run for that office.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He shakes his fist in Gaius's face and yells opinions and comments.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Dan and Gaius was hurryin' around, moppin' their foreheads and lookin' worried.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Dan himself'll vote for Gabe; so'll Gaius and his reg'lar tribe.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • We have in Gaius the formula of investiture by which the universal successor was created.

    Ancient Law Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
  • The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

  • Her uncles Gaius and Lucius Csar had died in the prime of their age.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • They passed the pyramid of Gaius Cestius, with all its statues.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • They spent ten days at the house of Gaius, and then took their leave.

  • For this he thanks Gaius, and urges him to continue the good work.

British Dictionary definitions for Gaius

Gaius

/ˈɡaɪəs/
noun
1.
?110–?180 ad, Roman jurist. His Institutes were later used as the basis for those of Justinian
2.
Gaius Caesar. See Caligula
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