quiritarian

adjective
quir·​i·​tar·​i·​an | \ ¦kwirə¦terēən \

Definition of quiritarian

1 : of, relating to, or constituting the old law of Rome as distinguished from the law introduced by the praetor on equitable principles
2 : conforming to or enforced by the quiritarian law : legal as opposed to equitable or beneficial

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History and Etymology for quiritarian

Medieval Latin quiritarius of Roman civil law (from Latin Quirit-, Quiris Roman citizen—probably from (assumed) Old Latin coviriom assemblage of citizens, from Latin co- + -virius, from vir man—+ -arius -ary) + English -an

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“Quiritarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quiritarian. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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