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ac-cresco (adc. ), ēvi, ētum, 3, v. n.,
I.to grow, to become larger by growth, to increase.
I. Lit.: “nobis jam paulatim adcrescere puer incipiat,Quint. 1, 2, 1; so, “adcrescens imperator,Amm. 27, 6, 13: “eruca,Plin. 11, 32, 37; ib. 35, 41: “flumen subito,Cic. Inv. 2, 31, 97; so, “nondum adcrescente unda,Tac. A. 2, 8: “caespes jam pectori usque adcreverat,id. ib. 1, 19.—Part.: “adcretus, in pass. sense,wrapped up, Plin. 11, 32, 37.—
II. Transf., in gen.
A. To be added to by way of increase or augmentation, to be joined or annexed to: “si decem jugera (agri) alluvione adcreverint,Dig. 19, 1, 13, § 14: “veteribus negotiis nova adcrescunt,Plin. Ep. 2, 8, 3: “sibi adcrescere putat, quod cuique adstruatur,id. Pan. 62, 8: “trimetris adcrescere jussit nomen iambeis,Hor. A. P. 252: “cum dictis factisque omnibus vana accresceret fides,Liv. 1, 54, 2.—Hence,
B. Jurid. t. t., to fall to one, as an increase of his property, Gai. 2, 199; Dig. 12, 4, 12 al.: “jus adcrescendi,the right of increase, Gai. 2, 126; Dig. 7, 2, 1, § 3 al.
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