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Bru·tus

 (bro͞o′təs), Marcus Junius 85?-42 bc.
Roman politician and general who conspired to assassinate Julius Caesar. In the subsequent power struggle with Mark Antony and Octavian, Brutus was defeated at the Battle of Philippi and committed suicide.

Brutus

(ˈbruːtəs)
n
1. (Biography) Lucius Junius (ˈluːʃəs ˈdʒuːnɪəs). late 6th century bc, Roman statesman who ousted the tyrant Tarquin (509) and helped found the Roman republic
2. (Biography) Marcus Junius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈdʒuːnɪəs) ?85–42 bc, Roman statesman who, with Cassius, led the conspiracy to assassinate Caesar (44): committed suicide after being defeated by Antony and Octavian (Augustus) at Philippi (42)

Bru•tus

(ˈbru təs)

n.
Marcus Junius, 85?–42 B.C., Roman statesman: one of the assassins of Julius Caesar.
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