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lībrāmentum , i, n. id.,
I.that which gives to any thing a downward pressure; weight, gravity.
I. Lit.: “plumbi,Liv. 42, 63, 4.—
II. Transf.
A. A level surface, horizontal plane: extremitatem et quasi libramentum, in quo nulla omnino crassitudo sit, * Cic. Ac. 2, 36, 116: “sub eodem libramento stare,Sen. Q. N. 1, 12, 1: usque ad libramentum summi fornicis, Ael. Gall. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 206 Müll.—
B. Evenness, equality: “ventorum hiemalium et aestivorum,Col. 1, 5, 8
C. A straight line: “si recto libramento inter solem terrasque media (luna) successit,Sen. Ben. 5, 6, 4: “libramentum finale,a boundary line, Amm. 15, 4, 4.—
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