optimate

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin optimātēs, masculine plural form of optimās (best, noblest).

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Noun[edit]

optimate (plural optimates)

  1. (historical) A member of the patrician ruling class in republican Ancient Rome; an aristocrat, a noble.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 23:
      Over the same decade, the upper stratum of Visigothic society, the optimatesgradually lost their influence.

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Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

optimāte

  1. ablative singular of optimās