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Catilinarian

adjective Cat·i·li·nar·i·an \¦katələ¦nerēən\

Definition of Catilinarian

  1. :  of, relating to, or like Catiline, who conspired against the government; specifically :  conspiratorial a Catilinarian existence

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Origin and Etymology of catilinarian

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


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Catilinarian

noun Cat·i·li·nar·i·an \"\

Definition of Catilinarian

plural

-s

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

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