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τάξις 1 τάσσω

an arranging: military sense:
1.a drawing up, the order or disposition of an army, Thuc., Xen., etc.; τὰ ἀμφὶ τάξεις tactics, Xen.
2.battle array, order of battle, Lat. acies, κατὰ τάξιν Hdt.; ἐν τάξει Thuc., etc.
3.a single rank or line of soldiers, Lat. ordo, ἐπὶ τάξεις ὀλίγας γίγνεσθαι to be drawn up a few lines deep, id=Thuc.
4.a body of soldiers, a squadron, Aesch., Soph.: at Athens, the quota of infantry furnished by each φυλή (cf. ταξίαρχος II), Lys.: of smaller bodies, a company, cohort, Xen.; so of ships, a squadron, Aesch.:—generally, a band, company, id=Aesch.
5.a post or place in the line of battle, Lat. statio, Hdt.; μένειν ἐν τῇ ἑωυτοῦ τάξει, opp. to ἐκλείπειν τὴν τ., id=Hdt.
II.generally, an arrangement, order, Plat., etc.
2.order, regularity, id=Plat.
3.τ. τοῦ φόρου an assessment of tribute, Xen.: an arrangement with creditors, Lex ap. Dem.
4.a political order, a constitution, Arist.
III.metaph. from I. 5, the post or position one holds, Aesch., etc.; ἐν Θετταλῶν τάξει, ἐν ἐχθροῦ τ. viewed as Thessalians, as an enemy, Dem.; ἐν ἐπηρείας τάξει by way of insult, id=Dem.'s duty towards another, ὑπέρ τινος τ. id=Dem.; εὐνοίας τ. the duty of good-will, id=Dem.
IV.a class of men, as of magistrates, Xen., Dem.

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