Quirites [kwi-rahy-teez, -ree-] ExamplesWord Origin plural noun
- 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.
He is certainly a Roman, and if a Roman, he belongs to the race of the Quirites!
Even in later years, the Roman citizens were addressed in the Forum as Quirites.
Quirites, the name the citizens of Rome assumed in their civic capacity.
Edited by Rev. James Wood
And I never cared for the thermæ; warm baths are only fit for quirites, not for soldiers.
British Dictionary definitions for quirites Quirites pl n
- the citizens of ancient Rome
Word Origin for Quirites from Latin: inhabitants of Cures, later applied generally to Roman citizens