Op"ti*mate (?), a. [L. optimas, -atis, adj., optimates, n. pl., the adherents of the best men, the aristocrats, fr. optimus the best.]

Of or pertaining to the nobility or aristocracy.

[R.] --


A nobleman or aristocrat; a chief man in a state or city.




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