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rĕcĭpĕrātor (rĕcŭp- ), ōris, m. id.,
I.a regainer, recoverer.
I. In gen.: “urbis,a recapturer, Tac. A. 2, 52: “diviti decepto multi recuperatores,helpers, Vulg. Ecclus. 13, 26.—
II. In partic., jurid. t. t., recuperatores, a board consisting of three or five members, originally only for processes between Romans and peregrini, but afterwards for summary trial in other causes, esp. concerning property and de statu (cf.: arbiter, judex; “freq. and class.),Fest. p. 228 Müll.; cf. Gai. Inst. 4, 46; 109; 185: “postquam praetor reciperatores dedit,Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 36; id. Rud. 5, 1, 2; Cic. Caecin. 1 sq.; id. Tull. 1 sq.; Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 11, § 28 sq.; 2, 3, 58, § 135 sqq.; id. Fl. 20, 47; 21, 49; Liv. 26, 48; 43, 2; Suet. Ner. 17; id. Dom. 8; Gell. 20, 1, 13 al.; Tac. A. 2, 52; id. H. 1, 74.
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