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in-sons , ntis, adj.
I. Guiltless, innocent; constr. with gen. or absol. (class., but not in Cic. or Cæs.): “insontem probri accusare,Plaut. Am. 3, 1, 9: “aliquem falso atque insontem arguere,id. Bacch. 3, 3, 10: “publici consilii,Liv. 34, 32, 8: “culpae,id. 22, 49.— With abl. (rare): “si regni crimine insons fuerit,Liv. 4, 15, 1.—Absol.: “purus et insons ... si vivo,Hor. S. 1, 6, 69; Sen. Hipp. 486: “amicus,Verg. A. 2, 93; 5, 350. — Esp., as subst.: insontes , um, m., the innocent (opp. sontes): “circumvenire, jugulare,Sall. C. 16, 3.—
II. Harmless (only poet.): “Cerberus,Hor. C. 2, 19, 29: “oliva,Stat. Th. 12, 682: “casa,Ov. Tr. 3, 10, 66.
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