from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An ancient country of central and southern Italy. The expansionist desires of its rulers led to the Samnite Wars (343-290 B.C.) and the ultimate defeat of Samnium by Rome.
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- proper n. A region of southern Italy in Roman times
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