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  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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

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