cunctator

[kuhngk-tey-ter]

Origin of cunctator

1645–55; < Latin, equivalent to cunctā(rī) to delay + -tor -tor
Related formscunc·ta·tor·ship, noun

Fabius Maximus

[fey-bee-uh s mak-suh-muh s]
noun
  1. Quintus Fabius Maximus VerrucosusCunctator, 275–203 b.c., Roman statesman and general: defeated Hannibal's army by harassment without risking a pitched battle.
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Fabius Maximus

noun
  1. full name Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, called Cunctator (the delayer). died 203 bc, Roman general and statesman. As commander of the Roman army during the Second Punic War, he withstood Hannibal by his strategy of harassing the Carthaginians while avoiding a pitched battle
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