from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Domitian Originally Titus Flavius Domitianus. A.D. 51-96. Emperor of Rome (81-96) who completed the conquest of Britain. After 89 his government became dictatorial, leading to a reign of terror. Domitian was assassinated by a freedman in connivance with his empress and officers of the court.

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  • n. Emperor of Rome; son of Vespasian who succeeded his brother Titus; instigated a reign of terror and was assassinated as a tyrant (51-96)


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