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oppugnātĭo (obp- ), ōnis, f. id.,
I.a storming, assaulting, besieging; an attack, assault, siege (class.).
I. Lit.: “de oppidorum oppugnationibus,Cic. de Or. 1, 48, 210: “oppugnatio Gallorum,” i. e. their method of besieging, Caes. B. G. 2, 6, 2; 7, 29, 2: “propulsare,Cic. Cael. 9, 20: “relinquere,to raise, Tac. A. 15, 16: “oppugnatione civitas cingitur,Macr. S. 3, 9, 6.—
II. Trop., an assault, attack with words, an accusation, etc.: totum genus oppugnationis hujus propulsare debetis. Cic. Cael. 9, 20; id. Vatin. 2, 5: “sine oppugnatione,id. Q. Fr. 2, 8, 1.
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