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cunctator

[kuhngk-tey-ter] /kʌŋkˈteɪ tər/
noun
1.
a procrastinator; delayer.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin, equivalent to cunctā() to delay + -tor -tor
Related forms
cunctatorship, noun

Fabius Maximus

[fey-bee-uh s mak-suh-muh s] /ˈfeɪ bi əs ˈmæk sə məs/
noun
1.
(Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus"Cunctator") 275–203 b.c, Roman statesman and general: defeated Hannibal's army by harassment without risking a pitched battle.
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Fabius Maximus

/ˈfeɪbɪəs ˈmæksɪməs/
noun
1.
full name Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus, called Cunctator (the delayer). died 203 bc, Roman general and statesman. As commander of the Roman army during the Second Punic War, he withstood Hannibal by his strategy of harassing the Carthaginians while avoiding a pitched battle
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