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cybernetes
pilot, governor
gubernator, gubernatoris
pilot, governor
polis
city, city-state
demos
the people
populus, populi
the people
oligoi
few
aristos
best, (in plural, nobility)
tyrannos
absolute ruler
despotes
master, lord
senex, senis
old man
congredior-congredi-congressus
meet with one another
cgradior-gradi-gressum
walk
volvo-volvere-volutum
turn
rex, regis


rego-regere-rectum
king


rule
res publica
public matter
L. civis, civis
citizen
L. civitas, civitatis
state
pontifex maximus
the high priest
lex, legis
law
jus, juris
right, law, justice
judex, judicis
judge
cohors, cohortis
enclosure; group, company
crimen, criminis
accusation; the act of which one is accused
codex, codicis
book
eques, equitis
horseman, knight
equus, equi
horse
plebs, pleis
the common people
servus, servi
slave
fascis, fascis
stick
socius, socii
ally, companion
caput, capitis
head
bellum, belli
war
polemos
war
pax, pacis
peace
miles, militis
soldier
vetus, veteris
old
auxilium, auxilii
help, aid; troops
periculum, periculi
danger
experior-experiri-expertum
try, attempt; risk
legio, legionis
body of soldiers
lego-legere-lectum
choose (read)
strategos
general
phalanx
body of soldiers, a line of soldiers
augur, auguris
diviner, prophet
auspex, auspicis
interpreter of events through the flight of birds
specio-specere-spectum
to look at
inauguro-inaugurare-inauguratum
take omens; consecrate, dedicate
pejor, pejoris
worse
vulgus, vulgi
the common people, the public; crowd
demagogue
1. a person, esp. an orator or political leader, who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, passions, and prejudices of the people.
2. (in ancient times) a leader of the people.
regalia
1. the ensigns or emblems of royalty, as the crown or scepter.
2. the decorations, insignia, or ceremonial clothes of any office or order.
3. rich, fancy, or dressy clothing; finery: guests wearing formal party regalia.
4. royal rights or privileges.


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[Origin: 1530–40; < ML régālia things pertaining to a king, n. use of neut. pl. of L régālis regal1]