Augustales

[ aw-guh-stey-leez ]
/ ˌɔ gəˈsteɪ liz /
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plural noun (in ancient Rome)

local officials, usually freedmen, appointed in various towns for the worship of deified emperors.

Origin of Augustales

< Latin, plural of Augustālis. See Augustus, -al1

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Examples from the Web for augustales

  • The Augustales referred to in the latter passage were a higher class of Exceptores.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus|Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
  • Deputati.The first fifteen were called Deputati, the others were apparently known simply as Augustales.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus|Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
  • Augustales, highest class of Exceptores (shorthand writers), 104 n, 110; xi.

    The Letters of Cassiodorus|Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)