2. Of or pertaining to the Roman Catholic religion; professing that religion.
3. Upright; erect; said of the letters or kind of type ordinarily used, as distinguished from Italic characters. Expressed in letters, not in figures, as I, IV, i, iv, etc.; said of numerals, as distinguished from the Arabic numerals, 1, 4, etc. Roman alum, the composite order. See Composite.
Origin: L. Romanus, fr. Roma Rome: cf. F. Romain. Cf. Romaic, Romance, Romantic.
(01 Mar 1998)
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