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Julius

[jool-yuh s] /ˈdʒul yəs/
noun
1.
a male given name: a Roman family name.

Julius I

noun
1.
Saint, died a.d. 352, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 337–352.

Julius II

noun
1.
(Giuliano della Rovere) 1443–1513, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1503–13.

Julius III

noun
1.
(Giammaria Ciocchi del Monte; Giovanni Maria del Monte) 1487–1555, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1550–55.
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  • Romeo and Juliet was to be performed in the afternoon, and Julius Caesar in the evening.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • What did Julius Caesar do when a party of senators tried to ruin him?

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • Julius, who was mate, was roosting on the lee rail amid-ships, helping him swear.

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  • He'd taken the cap'n's picture, and Julius's and Van Doozen's.

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  • Upon that Julius was resolved, and the resolve was highly laudable.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for Julius

Julius II

/ˈdʒuːljəs; -lɪəs/
noun
1.
original name Guiliano della Rovere. 1443–1513, pope (1503–13). He completed the restoration of the Papal States to the Church, began the building of St Peter's, Rome (1506), and patronized Michelangelo, Raphael, and Bramante
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Word Origin and History for Julius

masc. proper name, from Latin Iulius, name of a Roman gens, perhaps a contraction of *Iovilios "pertaining to or descended from Jove."

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