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Definition of optimate in English:
noun (plural optimatesɒptɪˈmeɪtiːz)
1A member of the patrician order in ancient Rome: he privately urged Cicero to determined action on behalf of the optimates
Late 16th century: from Latin plural optimates 'aristocrats', noun use of optimas 'aristocratic', from optimus 'best'.
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