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[spahr-tee-eyt, -shee-]
  1. a member of the ruling class of ancient Laconia; a Spartan citizen.Compare Helot(def 1), Perioeci.
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Origin of Spartiate

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin Spartiātēs < Doric Greek Spartiā́tēs, equivalent to Spartiā́(s) of Sparta + -tēs personal noun suffix
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Historical Examples

  • A shell dropped upon the deck of the Spartiate, almost amidships.

    The World Peril of 1910

    George Griffith

  • She opened a tremendous fire on the Spartiate at half pistol-range.

  • He shall have the sword which he brought me off the Spartiate when she struck.

    The Admiral

    Douglas Sladen

  • The Vanguard had been engaged with the Spartiate and the Aquilon.

  • By this we were nearly unmanageable, and cracking masts and yards in close contact with the Spartiate.

    The Admiral

    Douglas Sladen