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Quirites

[kwi-rahy-teez, -ree-] /kwɪˈraɪ tiz, -ˈri-/
plural noun
1.
the citizens of ancient Rome considered in their civil capacity.
Origin
< Latin Quirītēs, plural of Quirīs, associated, perhaps by folk etymology, with Cures, a Sabine town
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Quirites

/kwɪˈraɪtiːz/
plural noun
1.
the citizens of ancient Rome
Word Origin
from Latin: inhabitants of Cures, later applied generally to Roman citizens
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