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lectĭo , ōnis, f. lego.
I. A gathering, collecting.
A. In gen. (post-Aug. and rare): “lectio lapidum,Col. 2, 2, 12: “florum,Arn. 5, 173.—*
B. In partic., a picking out, selecting: “judicum,Cic. Phil. 5, 6, 16. —
II. A reading, perusal; a reading out, reading aloud.
A. Lit.
2. In partic.: lectio senatūs, a reading off or calling over the names of the senators; “this was done by the censor, who at the same time struck the unworthy ones from the list: infamis atque invidiosa senatus lectio,Liv. 9, 29; 27, 11; Suet. Aug. 35.—
B. Transf. (abstr. pro contr.), that which is read, reading, text (post-class.): “lectio tamen docet, eo tempore solitos, etc.,Macr. S. 7, 7, 5: “haec sunt quae lectio pontificalis habet,id. ib. 7, 13, 11 fin.: “juris lectiones,passages of the laws, Cod. Just. 6, 61, 5: “ubi lectio aliqua falsitate notata est,Isid. 1, 20, 3; so, “pervulgati juris,Amm. 30, 4, 18: “datā lectione quae non sit intellectu difficilis,Cael. Aur. Tard. 1, 5, 163: quia Moyses prius hoc statuit, sicut lectio manifestat, Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 7, 1 prooem.
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