from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Roman decemvir (451–449) whose actions provoked a plebian revolt and the overthrow of the decemvirs.
  • Roman censor and consul who built the first Roman aqueduct and began construction of the Appian Way.

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  • proper noun A male given name.

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  • noun Roman Emperor after his nephew Caligula was murdered; consolidated the Roman Empire and conquered southern Britain; was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina after her son Nero was named as Claudius' heir (10 BC to AD 54)


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From a Roman gens name derived from Latin claudus ("lame").


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