previous next
sŏdālĭcĭus (-tĭus ), a, um, adj. sodalis.
I. Of or belonging to a sodalis; of or belonging to fellowship or companionship (as adj. very rare): “jure sodalicio mihi junctus,Ov. Tr. 4, 10, 46 (al. sodalicii); Just. 20, 4, 14: “Druidae sodaliciis astricti consortiis,Amm. 15, 9, 8.—
B. In a bad sense, secret: “collegia sodalicia,pertaining to an unlawful secret association, Dig. 47, 22, 1.—
II. Subst.: sŏdālĭcĭum (-tĭum ), ii, n.
A. Lit., a fellowship, friendly intercourse or intimacy, brotherhood, companionship, etc. (syn. sodalitas): “fraternum vere dulce sodalicium,Cat. 100, 4; cf. Val. Max. 4, 7, 1 ext.
B. Transf.
1. An association, company, society, or college of any kind: “CVLTORVM HERCVLIS,Inscr. Orell. 2404; cf. ib. 2402: “FVLLONVM,ib. 4056.—*
2. A company assembled for feasting, a banquetingclub, Auct. Her. 4, 51, 64.—
3. In a bad sense, an unlawful secret society (for buying votes, plotting against the State, etc.; cf. “hetaeriae): lex Licinia, quae est de sodaliciis,Cic. Planc. 15, 36: in hos sodaliciorum tribuario crimine, id. ib. 19, 47: “Mariana sodalicia,Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 116.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: