Roman

roman

1. Of or pertaining to Rome, or the Roman people; like or characteristic of Rome, the Roman people, or things done by Romans; as, Roman fortitude; a Roman aqueduct; Roman art.

2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion.

3. Upright; erect; said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters. Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I, iV, i, iv, etc.; said of numerals, as distinguished from the arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc. Roman alum, the composite order. See Composite.

Origin: L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. Romain. Cf. Romaic, Romance, Romantic.

1. A native, or permanent resident, of Rome; a citizen of Rome, or one upon whom certain rights and privileges of a Roman citizen were conferred.

2. Roman type, letters, or print, collectively; in distinction from Italics.

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