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antīquo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. antiquus; cf.: veto, vetus.
I. In class. Lat. only a t. t. of civil life, to leave it in its ancient state, to restore a thing to its former condition (antiquare est in modum pristinum reducere, Paul. ex Fest. p. 26 Müll.).—Hence of a bill, to reject it, not to adopt it: “legem agrariam antiquari facile passus est,Cic. Off. 2, 21, 73; so Liv. 4, 58; 5, 30, 55 et saep.: “Piso operam dat, ut ea rogatio antiquetur,Cic. Att. 1, 13; cf. id. ib. 1, 14; Liv. 31, 6; cf. id. 45, 35; 6, 39; 6, 40: “legem antiquāstis,Cic. Leg. 3, 17, 38 (cf. the letter A, abbrev.): “plebiscitum primus antiquo abrogoque,Liv. 22, 30.—
II. In eccl. Lat., to make old: Dicendo novum, veteravit prius; quod autem antiquatur prope interitum est, * Vulg. Heb. 8, 13.
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