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cŏërcĭtĭo (in MSS. also coerctĭo, cŏërtĭo, cŏërcĭo ), ōnis, f. coërceo, II.,
I.a restraining, coercing; coercion, restraint, compulsion, chastisement, punishment (not ante-Aug.).
I. Prop.: “coërcitionem inhibere,Liv. 4, 53, 7: “sine coërcitione magistratus,on the part of the magistrates, id. 26, 36, 12: quo modo judex doceri potest, si desit... interpellantis coërcitio, contentio? * Quint. 9, 2, 2: “servorum,Sen. Brev. Vit. 3, 2: “indignamur aliquā admonitione aut coërcitione nos castigatos, id. Ira, 2, 28, 1: vetustissimi mortalium,... sine probro, scelere eoque sine poenā aut coërcitionibus agebant,Tac. A. 3, 26: “an coërceri... cupidines possent, num coërcitio plus damni in rempublicam ferret,id. ib. 3, 52.—
II. The right of coercing or punishing: “popinarum,Suet. Claud. 38: “in histriones,id. Aug. 45; Dig. 1, 21, 5, § 1.
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