Sa"pi*ent (?), a. [L. sapiens, -entis, of sapere to taste to have sense, to know. See Sage, a.]

Wise; sage; discerning; -- often in irony or contempt.

Where the sapient king Held dalliance with his fair Egyptian spouse. Milton.

Syn. -- Sage; sagacious; knowing; wise; discerning.


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