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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. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]