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- n. A member of the equestrian order (Latin: ordo equester), the lower of the two aristocratic classes of Ancient Rome, ranking below the patricians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman antiquity, one of the knights, an order of Roman citizens. See equites.
- n. [capitalized] A genus of fishes of the percoid series and family Sciænidæ, represented by species found in the Caribbean sea and along the Atlantic coasts of tropical America, typical of the subfamily Equitinæ.