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^trōcĭnĭum , ĭi, n. id.. *
I. Military service for pay: apud regem in latrocinio fuisti, Plaut. ap. Non. 134, 28.—
II. Transf.
A. Freebooting, robbery, highway-robbery, piracy (class.): “cum illum ex occultis insidiis in apertum latrocinium conjecimus,Cic. Cat. 2, 1, 1: “fines suos ab latrociniis tueri,id. Deiot. 8, 22: “pugna latrocinio magis, quam proelio similis,a contest with robbers, Sall. J. 97: “latrociniis magis quam justo bello gerebantur res,Liv. 29, 6: “latrocinium potius quam bellum,Cic. Cat. 1, 10, 26: “latrociniis ac praedationibus infestatum mare,piracies, Vell. 2, 73, 3; Just. 43, 3: “latrocinia nullam habent infamiam (apud Germanos),Caes. B. G. 6, 23, 6: “qui in furto aut in latrocinio aut aliqua noxa comprehensi,in robbery, id. ib. 6, 16 fin.
B. In gen., villany, roguery, fraud: “furtim et per latrocinia potius, quam bonis artibus, ad imperia et honores nituntur,Sall. J. 4, 7; cf. Cic. Rosc. Am. 22, 61.—
2. Abstr. pro concreto, a band of robbers: “si ex tanto latrocinio unus tolletur,Cic. Cat. 1, 13, 31.—
C. Latrocinii imago, the semblance of freebooting, i. e. the game of draughts or chess, which imitates freebooting: “sive latrocinii sub imagine calculus ibit,Ov. A. A. 2, 207.
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