eques

noun \ˈeˌkwes, ˈēˌkwēz\

Definition of eques

plural

equites

\ˈekwəˌtās, -ˌtēz\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of eques

Latin, literally, horseman, from equus horse


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