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  1. Joseph Jus·tus [juhs-tuh s] /ˈdʒʌs təs/, 1540–1609, French scholar and critic.
  2. his fatherJulius Caesar,1484–1558, Italian scholar, philosopher, and critic in France.
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  1. Joseph Justus (ˈdʒʌstəs). 1540–1609, French scholar, who revolutionized the study of ancient chronology by his work De Emendatione temporum (1583)
  2. his father, Julius Caesar. 1484–1558, Italian classical scholar, and writer on biology and medicine
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