[ ek-wi-teez ]
/ ˈɛk wɪˌtiz /
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plural noun Roman History.
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.
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Origin of equites
<Latin, plural of eques horseman, derivative of equus horse
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British Dictionary definitions for equites
/ (ˈɛkwɪˌtiːz) /
pl n (in ancient Rome)
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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