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prō-pugnātor , ōris, m. propugno,
I.one who fights in defence of a place, a defender, soldier (class.).
II. Trop., a defender, maintainer, champion: “paterni juris defensor, et quasi patrimonii propugnator sui,Cic. de Or. 1, 57, 244: “senatūs,id. Mil. 7, 16: “fortunarum mearum,id. Red. in Sen. 15, 37: “sceleris,Just. 8, 2, 10: “tribuno plebis auctorem se propugnatoremque praestitit,Suet. Caes. 16.—An epithet of Jupiter, Inscr. Grut. 300, 2.
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