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in-sectātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a pursuing, pursuit (class., but not in Cic. or Cæs.).
I. Lit.: “hostis,Liv. 21, 47, 2.—
II. Trop., a pursuing with words, a censuring, railing at, deriding, insulting: tanta est hominum insolentia et nostri insectatio, Brut. ap. Ep. Cic. Fam. 11, 1, 2: “principum,Liv. 22, 34, 2: “studiorum et morum alicujus,Suet. Gramm. 19: “insectationibus petere aliquem,Tac. A. 2, 55: “fortunae,Quint. 6, 3, 28; 11, 1, 86: “quod insectationis genus,id. 5, 7, 6.
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