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fīnītĭo , ōnis, f. finio (post-Aug.).
I. A limiting, limit, boundary, Vitr. 2, 1 fin.; 5, 4 fin.; 8, 1.—
II. A determining, assigning, viz.,
A. Lit., a division, part, Hyg. Astr. 1, 6 fin.
B. Trop.
1. A definition, explanation (esp. freq. in Quint.): “finitio est rei propositae propria et dilucida et breviter comprehensa verbis enunciatio,Quint. 7, 3, 2 sq.; 2, 15, 34; 3, 6, 49; 5, 10, 63 et saep.; Gell. 15, 9, 11.—
III. An end; esp.,
A. The end of life, death, Inscr. Grut. 810, 10: “FATI,Inscr. Orell. 4776.—
B. Completeness: “progressum esse ad hanc finitionem,Vitr. 2, 1, 8.
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