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centŭrĭo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. centuria,
I.to divide into centuries (acc. to centuria, I.).
I. Of land: “agrum,Hyg. Lim. p. 195 Goes.; cf. Fest. p. 53 Müll.—
II. Of the army (only of infantry; cf. decurio), to arrange in centuries, assign to companies: “cum homines in tribunali Aurelio palam conscribi centuriarique vidissem,Cic. Red. Quir. 5, 13: rem gerit palam (Octavius); centuriat Capuae; “dinumerat. Jam jamque vides bellum,id. Att. 16, 9 fin.: “juventutem,Liv. 25, 15, 9: “seniores quoque,id. 6, 2, 6; 29, 1, 2: “equites decuriati, centuriati pedites,id. 22, 38, 3; so id. 10, 21, 4: “Juventus Romana... equis delapsa se ipsam centuriavit,” i. e. reduced to infantry, Val. Max. 3, 2, n. 8: mulus centuriatus, for carrying provisions, Aur. ap. Vop. Aur. 7, 7.—
III. Of the people in the meeting of the council, only part. perf.: comitia centuriata, in which all the Roman people voted according to centuries (this was done in the choice of higher magistrates, in decisions in respect to war and peace, and, until Sulla's time, in questions affecting life or citizenship; cf. Messala ap. Gell. 13, 15, 4; Lael. Felix ib. 15, 27, 4; Cic. Red. Sen. 11, 27), Cic. Leg. 3, 19, 44: “quod ad populum centuriatis comitiis tulit,id. Phil. 1, 8, 19; Liv. 3, 55, 3; 8, 12, 15.—Facetiously: “Pseudolus mihi centuriata capitis habuit comitia,” i. e. has sentenced me to death, Plaut. Ps. 4, 7, 134 Lorenz ad loc.—Hence, P. a.: centŭrĭā-tus , a, um, of or belonging to the comitia centuriata: Centuriata lex, advised in the comitia centuriata, Cic. Agr. 2, 11, 26.
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