Catilinarian

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

Definition of Catilinarian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Catilinarian

noun
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plural -s

Definition of Catilinarian (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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History and Etymology for Catilinarian

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 16 Jan. 2021.

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