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pignĕror , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. a. [id.]. Lit., to take as a pledge; hence, trop.,
I. To make one's own, to appropriate (rare but class.): “Mars ipse ex acie fortissimum quemque pignerari solet,Cic. Phil. 14, 12, 32: “maximas ingenii, consilii partes sibi ad utilitatem suam,id. Rep. 1, 4, 8 (cited in Non. 477, 31 sq.): “fidem militum praemio pigneratus,Suet. Claud. 10.—
II. To accept as certain: “quod das mihi, pigneror, omen,Ov. M. 7, 621.
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