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Brutus  


      n  
1    Lucius Junius (<PH:'><PH:l><PH:u><PH::><PH:$><PH:&><PH:s> <PH:'><PH:d><PH:Z><PH:u><PH::><PH:n><PH:I><PH:&><PH:s>). late 6th century b.c., Roman statesman who ousted the tyrant Tarquin (509) and helped found the Roman republic  
2    Marcus Junius (<PH:'><PH:m><PH:@><PH::><PH:k><PH:&><PH:s> <PH:'><PH:d><PH:Z><PH:u><PH::><PH:n><PH:I><PH:&><PH:s>) ?85--42 b.c., 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)  
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brut, brutish, brumous, brute

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