[kwi-rahy-teez, -ree-]
plural noun
the citizens of ancient Rome considered in their civil capacity.

< Latin Quirītēs, plural of Quirīs, associated, perhaps by folk etymology, with Cures, a Sabine town

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Quirites (kwɪˈraɪtiːz)
pl n
the citizens of ancient Rome
[from Latin: inhabitants of Cures, later applied generally to Roman citizens]

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