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Gratian

[grey-shee-uh n, -shuh n] /ˈgreɪ ʃi ən, -ʃən/
noun
1.
(Flavius Gratianus) a.d. 359–383, Roman emperor 375–383.
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  • Mr. Lupton has also shown that Gratian is a rendering of John.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • Gratian hasn't got out yet: It takes a long time to get trained.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • The naked swords wait at the tent door to give me the death I gave to Gratian.

    Puck of Pook's Hill Rudyard Kipling
  • Surely if Gratian loved George, she had not left God's side, whatever she might say.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • The summer and the autumn that followed, Gratian studied with his friend's tutor.

    Four Winds Farm Mrs. Molesworth
  • Gratian answered that she could get week-end leave, and would come on Friday.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • Now that Gratian was married, she had become a great responsibility.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • Gratian went towards her, but stopped, and sat down on the bed.

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
  • Gratian mused on it, turning it over and over in his mind, as was his wont, all the way home.

    Four Winds Farm Mrs. Molesworth
  • Gratian assented, from the desire to be able to say to her father: "George is seeing her!"

    Saint's Progress John Galsworthy
British Dictionary definitions for Gratian

Gratian

/ˈɡreɪʃɪən/
noun
1.
Latin name Flavius Gratianus. 359–383 ad, Roman emperor (367–383): ruled with his father Valentinian I (367–375); ruled the Western Roman Empire with his brother Valentinian II (375-83); appointed Theodosius I emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (379)
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