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 (sĭs′ə-rō′), Marcus Tullius 106-43 bc.
Roman statesman, orator, and philosopher. A major figure in the last years of the Republic, he is best known for his orations against Catiline and for his mastery of Latin prose. His later writings introduced Greek philosophy to Rome.

Cic′e·ro′ni·an adj.
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n, pl -ros
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a measure for type that is somewhat larger than the pica
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(Biography) Marcus Tullius (ˈmɑːkəs ˈtʌlɪəs). 106–43 bc, Roman consul, orator, and writer. He foiled Catiline's conspiracy (63) and was killed by Mark Antony's agents after he denounced Antony in the Philippics. His writings are regarded as a model of Latin prose. Formerly known in English as: Tully
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(ˈsɪs əˌroʊ)

1. Marcus Tullius, ( “Tully” ), 106–43 B.C., Roman statesman, orator, and writer.
2. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 61,670.
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Noun1.cicero - a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
2.Cicero - a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)Cicero - a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
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[ˈsɪsərəʊ] NCicerón
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