Sa"pi*ent (?), a. [L. sapiens, -entis, p.pr. of sapere to taste to have sense, to know. See Sage, a.]
Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.
Where the sapient king
Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse.
Syn. -- Sage; sagacious; knowing; wise; discerning.
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