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hūmānĭtas , ātis, f. humanus,
I.human nature, humanity, in a good sense; the qualities, feelings, and inclinations of mankind.
B. Transf., concr., i. q. humanum genus, the human race, mankind (very rare; “mostly post-class.): ista in figura hominis feritas a communi tamquam humanitatis corpore segreganda est,Cic. Off. 3, 6, 32: “humanitatem hoc loco dicimus omne hominum genus,Hier. Ep. 147: “timorem omnem, quo humanitas regitur, sustulerunt,Min. Fel. Oct. 8; App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 11; id. Trism. p. 288.
II. In partic.
A. Humane or gentle conduct towards others, humanity, philanthropy, gentleness, kindness, politeness (syn.: comitas, facilitas, mansuetudo, clementia, opp. severitas; “very freq. and class.): quemquamne existimas Catone proavo tuo commodiorem, communiorem, moderatiorem fuisse ad omnem rationem humanitatis? ... Sed si illius comitatem et facilitatem tuae gravitati severitatique asperseris, etc.,Cic. Mur. 31, 66; cf.: “pro tua facilitate et humanitate,id. Fam. 13, 24, 2: “difficillimam illam societatem gravitatis cum humanitate,id. Leg. 3, 1, 1: “ut summa severitas summa cum humanitate jungatur,id. Fam. 12, 27: “ad humanitatem atque mansuetudinem revocavit animos hominum, studiis bellandi jam immanes ac feros,id. Rep. 2, 14; cf. id. Sull. 33, 92; id. de Imp. Pomp. 14, 42; cf. “also: omnia plena clementiae, mansuetudinis, humanitatis,id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 8 fin.; and: pro sua clementia atque humanitate, Hirt. B. G. 8, 21, 2; Caes. B. C. 3, 20, 2: “tantaque poena (eos) afficiamus, quantam aequitas humanitasque patitur,Cic. Off. 2, 5, 18: “singularis humanitas suavissimique mores,id. Att. 16, 16, A, 6: “Caesaris summa erga nos humanitas,id. Fam. 4, 13, 2; cf.: “amorem erga me, humanitatem suavitatemque desidero,id. Att. 15, 1, A, 1: “humanitas vetat superbum esse adversus socios,Sen. Ep. 88 med.: “humanitatis praecipua pars est, honestissimum quemque complecti, etc.,Plin. Ep. 9, 5, 1: “illa vero vitiosissima, quae jam humanitas vocatur, invicem qualiacumque laudandi,Quint. 2, 2, 10.—
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