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ab-dīco , xi, ctum, 3, v. a. A word peculiar to augural and judicial lang. (opp. addīco). *
I. Of an unfavorable omen, nod to assent to: “cum tres partes (vineae) aves abdixissent,Cic. Div. 1, 17, 31.—
II. In judicial lang.: abdicere vindicias ab aliquo, to take away by sentence (=abjudicare), Dig. 1, 2, 24 (cf. Liv. 3, 56, 4).
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