Catilinarian

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adjective

Cat·​i·​li·​nar·​i·​an
¦katᵊlə¦nerēən
: of, relating to, or like Catiline, who conspired against the government
specifically : conspiratorial
a Catilinarian existence

Catilinarian

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noun

"
plural -s
: conspirator
specifically : a participant in Catiline's conspiracy
Cicero had written to Pompey about the suppression of the Catilinarians J. H. Taylor

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin Catilinarius Catilinarian (from Lucius Sergius Catilina (Catiline) †62 b.c. Roman politician) + English -an

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“Catilinarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Catilinarian. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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