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lĕōnīnus , a, um, adj. 2. leo,
I.of or belonging to a lion, a lion's.
I. Lit.: “concede audacter ab leonino cavo,Plaut. Men. 1, 2, 47: “species,a lion-like appearance, Varr. R. R. 2, 9, 3: “pellis,Plin. 37, 10, 54, § 142: “jubae,id. ib.: “adeps,id. 24, 17, 102, § 165.—*
II. Trop.: leonina societas, a lion's partnership, i. e. in which one party gets all the profit and the other all the loss: “Aristo refert: Cassium respondisse, societatem talem coiri non posse, ut alter lucrum tantum, alter damnum sentiret, et hanc societatem leoninam solitum appellare,Dig. 17, 2, 29, § 2.
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