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1of or relating to ancient Rome or its empire or people:an old Roman settlement of or relating to medieval or modern Rome:the Roman and Pisan lines of popes 2 datedshort for Roman Catholic.the Roman Church’s instructions to its clergy 3denoting the alphabet (or any of the letters in it) used for writing Latin, English, and most European languages, developed in ancient Rome. (roman) (of type) of a plain upright kind used in ordinary print, especially as distinguished from italic.
1a citizen or soldier of the ancient Roman Republic or Empire. a citizen of modern Rome. 2 dated a Roman Catholic.