catiline


catiline

noun

  1. Lucius Sergius Catilina, 108?–62 b.c., Roman politician and conspirator.

noun

  1. Latin name Lucius Sergius Catilina. ?108–62 bc, Roman politician: organized an unsuccessful conspiracy against Cicero (63–62)
adj.

from Lucius Sergius Catilina, Roman official who plotted an uprising 63 B.C.E. and was exposed by Cicero in a famous oration, taken since 1590s as a type of a reckless conspirator.

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