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amplĭo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. amplus, make wider, to extend, enlarge, increase, amplify (rare, esp. before the Aug. per.; mostly in prose).
I. In gen.: “amplianda scalpello plaga est,Cels. 7, 5: rem (familiarem), * Hor. S. 1, 4, 32: “de ampliando numero,Plin. Pan. 54, 4; so Suet. Ner. 22: “orbem,Luc. 3, 276: “servitia,Tac. H. 2, 78: “ampliato vetere Apollinis templo,Suet. Aug. 18 al.
B. Trop.: “nomen,to render glorious, to ennoble, Mart. 8, 66: “Hannibalis bellicis laudibus ampliatur virtus Scipionis,Quint. 8, 4, 20: “pulcritudinem,Vulg. Judith, 10, 4. —
II. Esp., judic. t. t., to delay judgment or decision, to adjourn, in order to make further investigation (since the judges in such cases employed the expression AMPLIVS or NON LIQVET, v. amplius, c. and Rupert. ad Tac. Or. 38, 1, p. 455).
B. With acc. of pers., to defer his business: istum hominem nefarium ampliaveritis, Auct. ad Her. 4, 36: “virginem,Liv. 4, 44: “bis ampliatus reus tertio absolutus est,id. 43, 2.—
C. With acc. of thing. causam, Val. Max. 8, 1, 16: “poenam,Sen. Contr. 1, 3; cf. ampliatio and comperendinatio.
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