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[glad-ee-uh-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-] /ˌglæd i əˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-/

of or relating to or to their combats.
of, characteristic of, or relating to gladiators, combat, etc

1750s, from Latin gladiatorius (see gladiator) + -al (1).


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