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assertor (ads- ), ōris, m. id.,
I.one who formally asserts that another is free or a slave.
I. A restorer of liberty.
A. Lit.: adsertores dicuntur vindices alienae libertatis, Don. ad Ter. Ad. 2, 1, 40; cf. “2. assero, I. A.: populo detrectante dominationem atque adsertores flagitante,Suet. Caes. 80: “Catoni gladium adsertorem libertatis extorque,Sen. Ep. 13.—
B. Trop., a defender, protector, deliverer, advocate: “publicus adsertor dominis suppressa levabo Pectora,Ov. R. Am. 73: “senatūs adsertor,Luc. 4, 214 (qui in libertatem defendis senatum, Schol.); Mart. 1, 53, 5: “adsertores Camilli,id. 1, 25; Suet. Galb. 9: “dignitatis ac potentiae patriciorum,id. Tib. 2: “quaestionis,he who carries an inquiry entirely through, is master of the subject, Macr. S. 7, 4.—
II. He who claims or declares one to be a slave (cf. 2. assero, I. B.): “cum instaret adsertor puellae,Liv. 3, 46, and besides only id. 3, 47.
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