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dēfīnītĭo , ōnis, f. definio. *
I. A bounding, a boundary: “AREA INTRA HANC DEFINITIONEM CIPPORVM CLAVSA VERVBVS,Inscr. Orell. 736.—
II. A limiting, prescribing, defining; a definition, explanation (freq. only in Cicero; cf. “definio): ut quodcumque accidisset praedictum videretur hominum et temporum definitione sublata,Cic. Div. 2, 54, 110: “judiciorum aequorum,id. Clu. 2: definitio est earum rerum, quae sunt ejus rei propriae, quam definire volumus, brevis et circumscripta quaedam explicatio, id. de Or. 1, 42, 189; cf. id. Or. 33, 116; id. Fin. 2, 2, 5; id. Off. 1, 2 fin. et saep.; Quint. 1, 6, 29: “definitio pars sit translationis,id. 3, 6, 42 et saep.—
III. Transf., that which is decreed, decided: “perpetrata quippe est definitio,Vulg. Dan. 11, 36.
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