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Word: tribune

Definition: official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people


Sentences Containing 'tribune'

At length an honorable peer, Morcerf's acknowledged enemy, ascended the tribune with that solemnity which announced that the expected moment had arrived.
The law which enacted it was, like all other laws relating to the coin, introduced and carried through the assembly of the people by a tribune, and was probably a very popular law.
Lucilius tribune of the people violently throws into prison a free Roman citizen, against the opinion of his colleagues who demand his release.
I read Cato's speech on the Property of Pulchra, and another in which he impeaches a tribune.

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