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Caesar Tweet Definition of Caesar Like Definition of Caesar on Facebook
proper noun
  1. An ancient Roman family name, notably that of w:Julius Caesar, Gaius Iulius Caesar
  2. A title of Roman emperors.
  3. (figuratively) The government; society; earthly powers.
Render therefore unto the things that are 's; and unto God the things that are God's.
Caesarean Tweet Definition of Caesarean Like Definition of Caesarean on Facebook
noun
  1. Short form of Caesarean section.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to Julius Caesar.
capitol Tweet Definition of capitol Like Definition of capitol on Facebook
noun (plural:capitols)
  1. Temple of Jupiter in Rome.
  2. The building in Washington, D.C., where the Congress of the United States meets.
    The Capitol building is located smack-dab in the middle of the state Capital.
  3. A building or complex of buildings in which a state legislature meets.
Carolingian Tweet Definition of Carolingian Like Definition of Carolingian on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the reign of Charles the Great
  2. A style of script: Carolingian miniscule
censor Tweet Definition of censor Like Definition of censor on Facebook
noun
  1. One who condemns or censors
  2. (historic) A Roman census administrator, also a judge of public behavior and morality
  3. An official responsible for the removal of objectionable or sensitive content
  4. (psychology) A hypothetical subconscious agency which filters unacceptable thought before it reaches the conscious
  5. (acronym) Censors Ensure No Secrets Over Radios
verb
  1. (transitive) To review in order to remove objectionable content
The man responsible for censoring films has seen some things in his time.
  1. (transitive) To remove objectionable content
client Tweet Definition of client Like Definition of client on Facebook
noun
  1. A customer or receiver of services.
  2. The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.
  3. Person who receives help or advice from a professional person (ex. a lawyer, an accountant, a social worker, a psychiatrist, etc).
comitia Tweet Definition of comitia Like Definition of comitia on Facebook
noun
  1. a popular legislative assembly in ancient Rome
consul Tweet Definition of consul Like Definition of consul on Facebook
noun
  1. An official residing in a foreign country in order to protect the interests of citizens from his nation.
Curia Tweet Definition of Curia Like Definition of Curia on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The central administration of the Roman Catholic Church
curule Tweet Definition of curule Like Definition of curule on Facebook
adjective
  1. designating a kind of elaborate ceremonial seat inlaid with ivory, used by the highest magistrates in ancient Rome
  • 1985: Followed by his foolish followers Titus Vinius, who had served him in Spain, Cornelius Laco, an arrogant idiot, and the freedman Icelus Marcianus, who was after Laco"s post, he made for the chair. " Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked

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