Definition of Optimate

1. a. Of or pertaining to the nobility or aristocracy.



Definition of Optimate

1. Noun. A member of the patrician ruling class in republican Ancient Rome ¹

2. Noun. A partisan of their senatorial political party ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) An aristocrat in another (e.g. feudal European) society ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Optimate

1. a member of the aristocracy [n -S]

Optimate Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Optimate Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Optimate

optico-
opticociliary
opticokinetic nystagmus
opticopupillary
opticospinal
optics
optigraph
optigraphs
optima
optimacies
optimacy
optimal
optimalities
optimality
optimally
optimate (current term)
optimates
optimation
optimations
optime
optimes
optimific
optimisation
optimisations
optimise
optimised
optimiser
optimisers
optimises
optimising

Literary usage of Optimate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supplementary Papers by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) (1890)
"In the tenth century it was the chief city of the optimate Theme. Hierocles then goes along the south coast of the Gulf of Astakos or ..."

2. The Correspondence of M. Tullius Cicero: Arranged According to Its by Marcus Tullius Cicero (1886)
"The (-xtraordinary warmth of his reception, the acquittal of Sestius, and many other circumstances, made Cicero hope for a revival of the optimate party. ..."

3. Cicero and the Fall of the Roman Republic by James Leigh Strachan-Davidson (1894)
"Pompey was becoming thoroughly alarmed at the growing power and great position of Caesar, and the leaders of the optimate party now, when it was too late, ..."

4. Politics by Heinrich von Treitschke (1916)
"It is evident that in Cicero's day the optimate already had tremendous power, but it was not only strong, but also on the road towards deterioration and ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The election of Marius to the consulship was a triumph of the people over the optimate», and he opened the legions to a lower class of men, ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"That ho ever labored for wages may be doubted, and the story may have been one of the reports invented to injure him by the optimate», and accepted by him ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Optimate

Search for Optimate on Dictionary.com!Search for Optimate on Thesaurus.com!Search for Optimate on Google!Search for Optimate on Wikipedia!

Search