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crŭcĭārĭus , a, um, adj. crux,
I.of or pertaining to the cross, or, in gen., to torture.
I. Adj.: “exitus,full of torture, Tert. Praescr. Haeret. 2 dub. (al. cruciatorios): “poenae,Sid. Ep. 8, 6.—
II. Subst., one who is crucified, Petr. 112; Sen. Contr. 3, 21.—Hence,
B. As a term of reproach, one fit for the gallows, a gallows-bird, App. M. 10, p. 242: “longum est quae cruciarius ille conflavit,Amm. 29, 2, 9.
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