Quirites [kwi-rahy-teez, -ree-] ExamplesWord Origin plural noun

  1. the citizens of ancient Rome considered in their civil capacity.

Origin of Quirites Latin Quirītēs, plural of Quirīs, associated, perhaps by folk etymology, with Cures, a Sabine town Examples from the Web for quirites Historical Examples of quirites

  • Caesar’s son will not be exhibited to the Quirites in the triumphal procession.

    Cleopatra, Complete

    Georg Ebers

  • He is certainly a Roman, and if a Roman, he belongs to the race of the Quirites!

    Rule of the Monk

    Giuseppe Garibaldi

  • Even in later years, the Roman citizens were addressed in the Forum as Quirites.

    Woman under socialism

    August Bebel

  • Quirites, the name the citizens of Rome assumed in their civic capacity.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • And I never cared for the thermæ; warm baths are only fit for quirites, not for soldiers.

    A Christian But a Roman

    Mr Jkai

  • British Dictionary definitions for quirites Quirites pl n

    1. the citizens of ancient Rome

    Word Origin for Quirites from Latin: inhabitants of Cures, later applied generally to Roman citizens

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