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lātĭclāvĭus , a, um, adj. 1. latus-clavus, II. 4.,
I.having a broad purple stripe, broad-striped.
I. Adj.: “mappa,Petr. 32: tunica (a mark of distinction borne by senators, military tribunes of the equestrian order, and the sons of distinguished families who were fitting themselves for offices of state; cf. “clavus),Val. Max. 5, 1, n. 7: “tribunus,Suet. Dom. 10; Inscr. Orell. 133.—
II. Subst.
A. lātĭclāvĭus , ii, m., one entitled to wear the latus clavus, a senator, patrician: “a quodam laticlavio prope ad necem caesus,Suet. Ner. 26; id. Aug. 38.—
B. lātĭclāvĭum , ii, n., for laticlavus, a broad purple stripe on the tunic, worn as a mark of distinction (v. supra): laticlavium πλατύσημον, Gloss. Philox.; Dig. 24, 1, 42: “per laticlavii honorem,Lampr. Commod. 4.
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