toga virilis


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to·ga vi·ri·lis

 (tō′gə və-rē′lĭs, -rĭl′ĭs)
n. pl. to·gae vi·ri·les (tō′jē vĭ-rē′lēz, -rĭl′ēz, tō′gē, -gī)
A white toga symbolizing manhood that boys of ancient Rome were allowed to wear at age 15.

[Latin toga virīlis : toga, toga + virīlis, of a man.]

toga virilis

(vɪˈraɪlɪs)
n
(Historical Terms) (in ancient Rome) the toga assumed by a youth at the age of 14 as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
[Latin, literally: manly (i.e., man's) toga]
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Noun1.toga virilis - (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenshiptoga virilis - (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
toga - a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
antiquity - the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe