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conspīrātĭo , ōnis, f. 1. conspiro, prop.
I.a blowing or breathing together. *
I. Lit., of unison in wind instruments: “canentium,Col. 12, 2, 4.—Far more freq.,
II. Trop., an agreement in feeling or opinion, union, unanimity, concord, harmony.
A. In a good sense: “conspiratione hominum atque consensu,Cic. Off. 2, 5, 16: “bonorum omnium,id. Cat. 4, 10, 22: “optimatium,Suet. Caes. 15: omnium ordinum ad defendendam libertatem (with concordia), Lentul. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 15, 3: “(amici) quantā amoris conspiratione consentientis,Cic. Fin. 1, 20, 65: “conspiratio consensusque virtutum,id. ib. 5, 23, 66: “in re publicā bene gerendā,id. Dom. 11, 28: “civitatium,Just. 34, 1, 1. —
B. In a bad sense, a plotting, plot, mutiny, conspiracy, Cic. Scaur. 10, 20; 16, 37; id. Deiot. 4, 11; Brut. ap. Cic. Fam. 11, 13, a, 5; Quint. 6, 1, 9; 12, 7, 2; Suet. Aug. 19; id. Calig. 56 et saep.—
III. Meton., the conspirators, body of conspirators: “cum tota ejus conspiratio late quaereretur,Val. Max. 4, 7, 2.
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