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jurgĭum , i, n. jurgo,
I.a quarrel, strife, dispute, altercation, contention (class.): “jurgio tandem uxorem abegi ab janua,Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 18; 5, 2, 21: “jam jurgio enicabit, si intro rediero,id. Merc. 3, 2, 14: “benevolorum concertatio, non lis inimicorum, jurgium dicitur,Cic. Rep. 4, 8, 8 (ap. Non. p. 430): “in jurgio respondere,Cic. de Sen. 3, 8: “optimum quemque jurgio lacessere,Tac. A. 14, 40: “quempiam jurgio invadere,id. H. 2, 53: “petulantibus jurgiis illudere,id. ib. 3, 32: “jurgia jactare,to quarrel, Verg. A. 10, 95: “tecum jurgia nectere,engage in mutual strife, Ov. Am. 2, 2, 35: “per jurgia dicere aliquid,in the heat of a dispute, id. Tr. 5, 11, 1: “jurgia prima sonare incipiunt,Juv. 15, 51: “alterna jurgia,id. 6, 268: “facere,Plin. 16, 44, 89, § 239: “erumpere in jurgia,to break out into railing, Just. 10, 2, 5: “jurgio aliquem corripere,Suet. Galb. 5: “inter Helvidium et Eprium acre jurgium,Tac. H. 4, 6: “vixit cum uxore sine jurgio,without a quarrel, Plin. Ep. 8, 5, 1.—
II. Law t. t. A legal dispute, a separation between husband and wife (cf. divortium): “quod si non divortium sed jurgium fuit, dos ejusdem matrimonii manebit,Dig. 23, 3, 31.
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