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χρεών indecl., properly a part. neut. of χρή

II.need, necessity, fate, Eur., Plat.
2.χρεών (sc. ἐστι), much like χρή, 'tis fated, necessary, Lat. oportet, c. inf., Theogn., Aesch., etc.
3.sometimes as a neut. part. (like ἐξόν, etc.), it being necessary, since it was necessary, Hdt.
III.more rarely that which is expedient or right, Soph., Ar., etc.
IV.absol., οὐ χρεὼν ἄρχετε ye rule unrightfully, Thuc.

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