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Gratian

[grey-shee-uh n, -shuh n]
noun
  1. Flavius Gratianus, a.d. 359–383, Roman emperor 375–383.
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Historical Examples

  • Now that Gratian was married, she had become a great responsibility.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • Gratian hasn't got out yet: It takes a long time to get trained.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • Gratian answered that she could get week-end leave, and would come on Friday.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • And so Noel walked there with him, for Gratian had gone down to George, for the week-end.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy

  • Thirza and Gratian would take care of Nollie far better than he.

    Saint's Progress

    John Galsworthy


British Dictionary definitions for gratian

Gratian

noun
  1. Latin name Flavius Gratianus. 359–383 ad, Roman emperor (367–383): ruled with his father Valentinian I (367–375); ruled the Western Roman Empire with his brother Valentinian II (375-83); appointed Theodosius I emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (379)
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