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prĕcātĭo , ōnis, f. precor.
I. Lit., a praying, prayer (class.): “sollemnis comitiorum precatio,Cic. Mur. 1, 1: “precatione uti,id. Tusc. 1, 47, 114: “precationem facere,Liv. 39, 18; Plin. 28, 2, 3, § 10: auguralis, Paul. ex Fest. p. 351 Müll.—
II. Transf., concr., a form of prayer with superstitious people (post-Aug.), Plin. 28, 4, 9, § 42.
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