plural noun Roman History.
Origin of equites
Examples from the Web for equites
The sons of senators were eligible by right of birth, and appear to have been known as equites illustres.
This order seemeth to answer in part to that Equites aurati.Chronicles (1 of 6): The Description of Britaine|Raphaell Holinshed
Are the people, the equites, given body and soul over to the war party?A Friend of Caesar|William Stearns Davis
The law by which the Judices were to be taken only from the Equites, and not from the Senators, as had been the custom hitherto.A Smaller History of Rome|William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
The equites at Rome had an interest in acquitting a man who favoured their order.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV|Aubrey Stewart