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as-sector (ads- , Kayser, Halm, K. and H.), ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. a.
I. To attend one with zeal, eagerness, etc., to accompany, follow, wait upon, be in attendance upon (esp. of the friends of candidates for office): cum aedilitatem P. Crassus peteret, eumque major natu, etiam consularis, Ser. Galba adsectaretur, * Cic. de Or. 1, 56, 239: “studia adulescentulorum in suffragando, in adsectando mirifice et magna et honesta sunt,Q. Cic. Petit. Cons. 8 fin.: “cum adsectaretur: Num quid vis? occupo,Hor. S. 1, 9, 6: “omnis inferioris Germaniae miles Valentem adsectabatur,Tac. H. 2, 93 fin.; id. A. 6, 19; id. Or. 2: “cum celebritatem adsectarentur adulescentium scholae,Plin. 33, 12, 54, § 152; Suet. Caes. 19.—
II. In jurid. Lat.: feminam, to follow a woman (considered as a wrong), Dig. 47, 10, 15, § 22.!*? Pass.: adsectari se omnes cupiunt: adsectari passive, ἀκολουθεῖσθαι, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 792 P.
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