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dēsignātĭo or dissignātio (the latter form better in sense II. Brambach
I.s. v. Lex Jul. Munic. ap. Corp. Inscr. Lat. p. 206), ōnis, f. id..
I. A marking out, describing, designating: “cellarum,Vitr. 5, 5: “undarum,id. 5, 3: “quadrata,id. 3, 1, 3. —Transf., a specification: “personarum et temporum,Cic. de Or. 1, 31, 138; Lact. 4, 15, 5.—
II. A disposition, arrangement: “totius operis,Cic. N. D. 1, 8 fin.: “librorum meorum,id. Att. 4, 46.—
B. The selection, designation to a public office; of consuls: “annua designatio,Tac. A. 2, 36 fin.: “consulatus,Suet. Caes. 9.
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