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dējectĭo , ōnis, f. deicio,
I.a throwing or casting down or out (rare).
I. Lit. (acc. to deicio no. 1 A. and B.): “imaginum,Nazar. Pan. Const. 12, 2.—
II. Esp.
A. Medic. t. t.: “alvi,a purging, Cels. 1, 3; 2, 7 al.: “dejectio alone,Sen. Ep. 120, 16.—
B. Esp., legal t. t., ejection, a turning out of possession: qui illam vim dejectionemque fecerit, * Cic. Caecin. 20, 57; Dig. 43, 16, 1, § 34.—
C. (Acc. to dejectus, P. a. no. I.) Altitudines stellarum et dejectiones, depressions, Firmic. Math. 2, 3.—
III. Trop.: “gradūs dejectio,degradation, Dig. 49, 16, 3: “populi nostri,Vulg. 1 Mac. 3, 43.—(Sen. Q. N. 2, 59, 11, defectione is prob. the true reading.)
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