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mŭtĭlo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. mutilus,
I.to cut or lop off, to cut short, clip, crop; to maim, mutilate (syn.: trunco, tondeo, amputo).
II. Transf.
A. To mutilate, in pronunciation: “verba,Plin. 7, 16, 15, § 70.—
B. To shorten, to diminish, lessen: “aliquem,” i. e. to curtail his fortune, rob him, Ter. Hec. 1, 1, 7; exercitum, * Cic. Phil. 3 12, 31: patrimonium, Cod. Just. 11, 33, 1: “commoda urbis,id. 11, 42, 2: “jura libertatis,id. 7, 22, 2.
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