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

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of 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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up quiritarian? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!