- mounted military units; cavalry.
- members of a specially privileged class derived from the ancient Roman cavalry and having status intermediate between those of senatorial rank and the common people.
Origin of equites
< Latin, plural of eques horseman, derivative of equus horse
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Equite, justice, and society, can exist only between individuals of the same species.
Equite cannot exist without justice; society without justice is a solecism.
- the cavalry
- Also called: knights members of a social order distinguished by wealth and ranking just below the senators
Word Origin for equites
from Latin, plural of eques horseman, from equus horse
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