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largītĭo , ōnis, f. largior,
I.a giving freely, a granting, bestowing, dispensing, distributing, imparting.
I. Lit.
A. In gen. (class.): “largitio, quae fit ex re familiari, fontem ipsum benignitatis exhaurit,Cic. Off. 2, 15, 52: “largitione redemit militum voluntates,Caes. B. C. 1, 39 fin.: “his pauca ad spem largitionis addidit,id. ib. 2, 28: “maximas largitiones fecit,id. ib. 3, 31: “largitio et communicatio civitatis,a granting, Cic. Balb. 13, 31: “aequitatis,a distributing, dispensing, id. Mur. 20, 41.—Prov.: “largitio fundum non habet,there is no end of giving, Cic. Off. 2, 15, 55; v. fundus.—
B. In partic., in a bad sense.
2. Profusion, prodigality: “nullius rei, minime beneficiorum, honesta largitio est,Sen. Ben. 1, 2, 1.—
II. Meton., concr., largitiones, the imperial treasury, public chest, or imperial fund for presents and distributions, Eutr. 8, 13; Cod. Just. 7, 62, 21; “both sacrae (for public or state purposes) and privatae (for personal outlay),id. 10, 23, 2; Cod. Th. 12, 6, 13.
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