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dis-pōno , pŏsŭi, pŏsĭtum (contr. dispostum, Lucr. 1, 52; 2, 644), 3,
I.v. a., to place here and there, to set in different places, to distribute regularly, to dispose, arrange (cf. dispenso, II.—freq. and class.).
I. Lit.
B. In partic., milit. t. t., to set in order, arrange, to draw up, array a body of men, a guard, military engines, etc.: “praesidia disponit, castella communit,Caes. B. G. 1, 8, 2; so, “praesidia,id. B. C. 3, 15, 2: “stationes,id. B. G. 5, 15 fin.; id. B. C. 1, 73, 3: “custodias,id. ib. 3, 8, 4: “cohortes,id. B. G. 5, 33, 1: “equites,id. ib. 7, 56, 4; id. B. C. 3, 101, 3: “exploratores,id. B. G. 7, 35, 1: “insidias,Front. Strat. 2, 5, 29; 2, 9, 7 al.: “equos,to station in relays, Liv. 37, 7: “ballistas machinasque,Suet. Calig. 46 et saep.: “custodias in muro,Caes. B. G. 7, 27, 1; 7, 34, 1: “expeditos,id. B. C. 1, 27 fin. et saep.; cf.: “legiones in Apulia hibernorum causa,id. ib. 1, 14, 3: “tormenta in muris,id. ib. 1, 17, 3: “sudes in opere,id. B. G. 7, 81, 4 et saep.: “milites iis operibus quae, etc.,id. B. C. 1, 21, 3: “exploratores omni fluminis parte,id. B. G. 7, 61, 1: “classem omni ora maritima,id. B. C. 3, 5, 2: “naves in litore pluribus locis separatim,id. ib. 3, 24, 1: “cohortes castris praesidio,id. ib. 3, 88, 4 et saep.: “praesidia custodiasque ad ripas Ligeris,id. B. G. 7, 55, 9; cf. id. ib. 7, 65, 3; id. B. C. 1, 50: “praesidia cis Rhenum,id. B. G. 4, 4, 3; cf.: “legiones Narbone circumque ea loca hiemandi causa,id. B. C. 1, 37, 1: “equites per oram maritimam,id. ib. 3, 24, 4; cf. id. ib. 3, 111, 1; Suet. Aug. 32; Front. Strat. 2, 5, 1 et saep.
B. In post-class. lang., with acc. and inf. or rel. clause, like the Gr. διατάσσω, to settle, determine: “non alienum erit disponi, apud quem puer interim educetur,Dig. 43, 30, 3, § 4: “Thebani apparere paucos disposuerunt,Front. Strat. 3, 2, 10, 2 (dub.): “excursatores quingentos sensim praeire disposuit,Amm. 24, 1; 24, 6, 4.—With ut, Dig. 10, 3, 18.—Hence, dispŏsĭtus , a, um, P. a., regularly distributed; hence properly ordered, arranged (very rare): “studia ad honorem disposita,Cic. Mur. 14: “vita hominum,Plin. Ep. 3, 1, 2; “also transf.: vir dispositus,an orderly speaker, id. ib. 2, 11, 17.—As subst.: “lumina ex disposito relucentia,Sen. de Prov. 1, 2.—Comp.: dispositius, Sen. Q. N. praef. fin.; cf. Lact. Ira D. 10 med.—Sup. Boëth. Cons. Phil. 4, pros. 2.—Adv.: dispŏsĭte , orderly, methodically: “accusare istum,Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 40, § 87: “dicere,Quint. 10, 7, 12: “exponere,Vitr. 7 praef. § “18: mundus effectus est (with ordinate),Lact. 3, 17.— Sup.: “aedificare,Sid. Ep. 5, 11.
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