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assĕcla (ads- , B. and K., Jahn; ass- , Halm), ae, comm. acc. to Charis. p. 37 P. (but examples are found only in
I.masc.) [assequor], a follower, an attendant, servant, sycophant (with the accessory idea of contempt, different from assectator; cf. Ruhnk. ad Vell. 2, 83): “assentatores eorum atque adseculae, Cic. Corn. Fragm. ap. Orell. IV. 2, p. 453: legatorum adseculae,Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 25: “cum adseculae suo tetrarchian dedisset,id. Div. 2, 37, 79; id. Sest. 64 fin. Orell. (ed. min.); id. Att. 6, 3, 6: “assecla praetoris,Nep. Att. 6, 4: “adseculae,Juv. 9, 48 dub. Jahn.
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