optimates definition

  • noun:
    • Plural form of optimate.
  • noun-plural:
    • The nobility or aristocracy of old Rome, as opposed to the populares.
  • others:
    • The Roman aristocracy, like the nobilitas, a large part of the equites, and their followers; therefore, an aristocracy or nobility generally.

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