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grĕgārĭus , a, um, adj. id.,
I.of or belonging to a flock or herd.
II. Transf., in gen., of the common sort, common (most freq. in milit. lang.): milites, common soldiers, privates, in opp. to the officers: “id etiam gregarii milites faciunt inviti, ut, etc.,Cic. Planc. 30, 72; Sall. C. 38, 6; Curt. 7, 2; and in sing.: “miles,Liv. 42, 34, 5; Tac. H. 5, 1: “eques,id. ib. 3, 51: “gregariam militiam sortitus,Just. 22, 1.—Rarely beyond the milit. sphere: “poëta,Sid. Ep. 9, 15.
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