gladiatorial

[glad-ee-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-]
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Origin of gladiatorial

1745–55; < Latin gladiātōri(us) (see gladiator, -tory1) + -al1
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gladiatorial

adjective
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc
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Word Origin and History for gladiatorial
adj.

1750s, from Latin gladiatorius (see gladiator) + -al (1).

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