- 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
Examples from the Web for equites
Historical Examples of equites
The senate offended the equites by proposing it, and yet did not carry the law.The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Juvenal speaks also of "Equites Cappadoces" in the same strain, Sat.The Life of Cicero
Sulla restored the judicial functions to the Senate (from the Equites).Helps to Latin Translation at Sight
This order seemeth to answer in part to that Equites aurati.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine
Gracchus belonged to the class of Equites, and as such he had a Public horse.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
- the cavalry
- Also called: knights members of a social order distinguished by wealth and ranking just below the senators