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fŭgĭtīvus , a, um, adj. fugio,
I.fleeing away, fugitive; usually subst.: fŭgĭtī-vus , i, m., a fugitive, runaway, deserter.
I. Adj.: dicitur mihi tuus servus anagnostes fugitivus cum Vardaeis esse, runaway slave, Vat. ap. Cic. Fam. 5, 9, 2; so, “servus,Sall. C. 56, 5; Just. 2, 5, 5 al.: “(apes) fugitivae fiunt,” i. e. they fly away, Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 21: “canis,Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 85: “piscis,Juv. 4, 50: “lapis fugitivus appellatus,Plin. 36, 15, 23, § 99: “retraham ad me illud fugitivum argentum,Ter. Heaut. 4, 2, 11: “teque ipsum vitas fugitivus et erro,Hor. S. 2, 7, 113.—
II. Subst.
B. In milit. lang., a runaway soldier, a deserter: “ea res per fugitivos L. Aemilii hostibus nuntiatur,Caes. B. G. 1, 23, 2; Sall. H. Fragm. 3, 67 Dietsch; cf.: “tempus discernit emansorem a fugitivo,Dig. 48, 19, 16, § 5.
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