Augustus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ô-gus'tus, u-gus'-), [key]
— n.
  1. Also called(before 27 b.c.) (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, Augustus Caesar), 63 b.c.–a.d. 14, first Roman emperor 27 b.c.–a.d. 14: reformer, patron of arts and literature; heir and successor to Julius Caesar.
  2. a title of office given to rulers of the Roman Republic after Octavianus.
  3. a male given name.
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