foederatus

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fiːdɛˈɹɑːtəs/

EtymologyEdit

From Latin foederātus ‎(allied), from foedus ‎(league, agreement)

NounEdit

foederatus ‎(plural foederati)

  1. A confederate. One of the tribes bound by treaty, who were neither Roman colonies nor had they been granted Roman citizenship but were expected to provide a contingent of fighting men when trouble arose.
    • 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin 2012, p. 23:
      In the middle stage, the Reges Gothorum saw themselves as something better than mere foederati.

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