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

Word History


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 20 May. 2024.

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