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indūtĭae (less correctly -cĭae ), ārum, f. for indu-itiae, from indu for in and ire, a going into rest or retirement; cf. Aur. ap. Gell. 1, 25, 17; hence,
I.a cessation of hostilities, a truce, armistice (class.).
I. Lit.: indutiae sunt belli feriae, Varr. ap. Gell. 1, 25, 2; cf. “the context: cum triginta dierum essent cum hoste pactae indutiae,Cic. Off. 1, 10, 33: “biennii,Liv. 10, 5, 12: “indutias facere,Cic. Phil. 8, 7, 20: “inire aequis condicionibus,Plin. Pan. 11, 5: “petere,Nep. Ages. 2: “conservare,id. ib.: “tollere,to put an end to, Liv. 30, 4, 8: “agitare,Sall. J. 31, 4: “per indutias,during the truce, Liv. 30, 37, 6.—
II. Transf., a cessation, pause (ante- and post-class.): “immo indutiae parumper fiant, si quid vis loqui,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 233: delay in paying a tax, Cassiod. Var. 5, 34: “noctis indutiae,the stillness of night, App. M. 2, p. 126 init. —Of a truce in a lovers' quarrel: “injuriae, suspiciones, inimicitiae, indutiae, Bellum, pax rursum,Ter. Eun. 1, 1, 15.
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