Meaning of equites


Pronunciation: (ek'wi-tēz"), [key]
— Rom. Hist.
  1. mounted military units; cavalry.
  2. members of a specially privileged class derived from the ancient Roman cavalry and having status intermediate between those of senatorial rank and the common people.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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