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-fīgo , xi, xum, 3, v. a., unfix, unfasten, unloose, tear or pluck down, pull out or off (class.).
I. Lit.: “num figentur rursus eae tabulae, quas vos decretis vestris refixistis?have taken down, Cic. Phil. 12, 5, 12: “affixis hostium spoliis, quae nec emptori refigere liceret,Plin. 35, 2, 2, § 7; so, “clipeo refixo,Hor. C. 1, 28, 11: “clipeum de poste Neptuni sacro,Verg. A. 5, 360: “signa Parthorum templis,Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 56: “clipeos captos in bello,Sil. 10, 601: “dentes,to pull out, extract, Cels. 6, 15 fin.: “refigere se crucibus,Sen. Vit. Beat. 19 fin.; cf.: “refixum corpus interfectoris cremavit,Just. 9, 7, 11. — Poet.: “caelo refixa sidera,loosened, falling down, Verg. A. 5, 527: “non hasta refixas vendit opes,the plundered goods, Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 497.—
II. Transf.
1. To take down the tables of the laws suspended in public, i. e. to annul, abolish, abrogate laws: “acta M. Antonii rescidistis, leges refixistis,Cic. Phil. 13, 3, 5; cf.: “cujus aera refigere debeamus,id. Fam. 12, 1 fin.: fixit leges pretio atque refixit, for a bribe, Verg, A. 6, 622.— *
2. To take away, remove: quo facilius nostra refigere deportareque tuto possimus, Curius ap. Cic. Fam. 7, 29, 1.
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