From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quirites \Qui*ri"tes\ (kw[i^]*r[imac]"t[=e]z), n. pl. [L., fr.
   Cures, a Sabine town.] (Rom. Antiq.)
   Roman citizens.
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   Note: After the Sabines and Romans had united themselves into
         one community, under Romulus, the name of Quirites was
         taken in addition to that of Romani, the Romans calling
         themselves in a civil capacity Quirites, while in a
         political and military capacity they retained the name
         of Romani. --Andrews.
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