the citizens of ancient Rome considered in their civil capacity.
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How to use Quirites in a sentence
Whoever calls the Quirites to arms, thought Vinicius, will overthrow Nero undoubtedly, and clothe himself in purple.
At a much later date the Roman citizens in the popular assembly were still addressed as Quirites.Woman and Socialism | August Bebel
Etenim, Quirites, exiguum nobis vitæ curriculum natura circumscripsit, immensum gloriæ.Eulogy on Chief-Justice Chase | William M. Evarts
The city being thus doubled, that some compliment might be paid to the Sabines, they were called Quirites, from Cures.The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08 | Titus Livius
The owner said, in the presence of a magistrate, "I will that this man be free, after the manner of the Quirites."Folkways | William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for Quirites
the citizens of ancient Rome
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