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Catiline

[kat-l-ahyn] /ˈkæt lˌaɪn/
noun
1.
(Lucius Sergius Catilina) 108?–62 b.c, Roman politician and conspirator.
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Catiline

/ˈkætɪˌlaɪn/
noun
1.
Latin name Lucius Sergius Catilina. ?108–62 bc, Roman politician: organized an unsuccessful conspiracy against Cicero (63–62)
Derived Forms
Catilinarian (ˌkætɪlɪˈnɛərɪən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for lucius sergius catilina

Catiline

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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