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[kat-l-uh-nair-ee-uh n]
  1. pertaining to or resembling Catiline.
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  1. a person who participated in Catiline's conspiracy.
  2. a person who resembles or imitates Catiline; conspirator.
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Origin of Catilinarian

1815–25; < Latin Catilin(a) Catiline + -arian
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Historical Examples

  • Lucius Calpurnius Bestia, one of the Catilinarian conspirators, possibly a grandson of the above.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6


  • Little else is known of him except that he declared in favour of the death punishment for the Catilinarian conspirators.

  • Where now hurl the Catilinarian pride, the splendid exhibition of warlike crime-avenging materials?

  • He consistently opposed Caesar, whom he endeavoured to implicate in the Catilinarian conspiracy.

  • The same immovable courage was shown by Caesar at the time of the Catilinarian conspiracy.

    Ancient Rome

    Mary Agnes Hamilton