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con-clūdo , si, sum, 3 (
I.part. perf. solecist. conclausa semina, Col. 3, 12, 2), v. a., to shut up closely, to close up, enclose, confine.
II. Trop.
C. In rhet., of discourse, to close rhythmically, to round off: “verborum ordinem alias aliā terminatione,Cic. Or. 59, 200: “sententias,id. ib. 69, 230; cf. id. Brut. 8, 34: concludam si potero Latine; “Graecum enim hunc versum nostis omnes,id. Fin. 2, 32, 105: “sensum non expleto numero,Quint. 9, 4, 122; cf. id. 9, 4, 123 and 125: “verbum acuto tenore (just before: acuto sono finiant),id. 1, 5, 26: “versum,Hor. S. 1, 4, 40.—
D. In philos. t. t., to conclude, infer, make an inference, to argue, demonstrate; with acc.: “singulas argumentationes,Cic. Or. 35, 122; cf. “argumentum,id. Ac. 2, 14, 44; Quint. 5, 13, 60: “argumentum ratione,Cic. Or. 40, 137: “quomodo efficiatur concludaturque ratio,id. Fin. 1, 7, 22: id quod concludere illi velint, non effici ex propositis, nec esse consequens, id. de Or. 2, 53, 215: “ex rebus concessis concludi quod velis,id. Fin. 2, 1, 3.—With acc. and inf.: “deinde concludebas, summum malum esse dolorem, etc.,Cic. Fin. 2, 19, 63; cf. id. Ac. 2, 26, 83.—Absol.: “concludere hoc modo: si sunt di, etc.,Cic. Div. 2, 49, 101: “ea sumunt ad concludendum, quorum iis nihil conceditur,id. ib. 2, 49, 103; Quint. 3, 9, 2; 5, 10, 3; 10, 1, 106; 12, 2, 25.—Hence, P. a.: con-clūsus , a, um, confined, closed, in comp.: “locus conclusior,Hyg. Astr. 4, 14.—Subst.: conclūsum , i, n. (acc. to II. D.), a conclusion in a syllogism, Cic. Fin. 3, 8, 27.— Advv.
1. conclūdenter , by consequence, consequently, Boëth. Arist. Elench. Soph. 1, 10, p. 744.—*
2. conclūsē (acc. to II. C.), with periods rhetorically rounded, harmoniously: “concluse apteque dicere,Cic. Or. 53, 177.
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