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allēgātĭo (adl- ), ōnis, f. 1. allēgo.
I. Lit., a sending or despatching to any one (in the class. per. only twice in Cic.): “cum sibi omnes ad istum adlegationes difficiles viderent,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 51, § 136; “and in a pun: quibus adlegationibus illam sibi legationem expugnavit,id. ib. 17.—
II. Fig.
A. In gen., an alleging or adducing by way of proof, excuse, and the like: “si maritus uxorem ream faciat, an lenocinii adlegatio repellat maritum ab accusatione?Dig. 48, 5, 2; so ib. 4, 4, 17; 23, 2, 60; App. M. 10, p. 241, 26.—
B. Esp., in the Lat. of the jurists, an imperial rescript, Cod. Th. 16, 5, 37.
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