\ ˈeˌkwes, ˈēˌkwēz\
plural equites\ ˈekwəˌtās , -ˌtēz \
Definition of eques
: a member of a Roman order between the senatorial order and the ordinary citizen serving originally as cavalry, having entrance requirements based on wealth, and having during some periods exclusive rights to certain judicial, financial, and military positions
— called also knight
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