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dēpĕciscor , -pectus, or dēpăciscor , pactus, 3,
I.v. dep. a. [de-paciscor], to bargain for, agree upon; and absol., to make an agreement.
I. Lit. (repeatedly in Cic., elsewh. rare): “ipse tria praedia sibi depectus est,Cic. Rosc. Am. 39 fin.: “cum illo partem suam depecisci,id. ib. 38, 110: “aliquid cum aliquo,id. ib. 38, 110; cf.: “depectus est cum eis, ut arma et impedimenta relinqueret,id. Inv. 2, 24, 72: “ad condiciones alicujus,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 24 fin.
B. With jurists, in a bad sense, acc. to Dig. 3, 6, 3: hoc edicto tenetur etiam is, qui depectus est. Depectus autem dicitur turpiter pactus.—*
II. Trop., with abl. rei: jam depecisci morte cupio, to bargain for death, i. e. I am content to die, Ter. Ph. 1, 3, 14; cf.: “cur non honestissimo (sc. periculo) depecisci velim?Cic. Att. 9, 7, 3, v. paciscor, no. II.
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