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sub-scrībo , psi, ptum, 3, v. a.
I. To write underneath or below (class.; cf. subnoto).
B. In partic.
1. Jurid. t. t., to write down, sign, or subscribe one's name to an accusation (either as principal prosecutor or as seconding others), together with the ground of the charge; hence, in gen., to charge, accuse, prosecute: in L. Popillium subscripsit L. Gellius, quod is pecuniam accepisset, quo innocentem condemnaret, Cic. Clu. 47, 131; cf.: “quia parricidii causa subscripta esset,id. Inv. 2, 19, 58: “Gabinium de ambitu reum fecit P. Sulla, subscribente privigno Memmio, fratre Caecilio, etc.,id. Q. Fr. 3, 3, 2; cf.: “Capito Agrippae subscripsit in C. Cassium,Vell. 2, 69, 5; and: “accusanti patrono subscripsit,Suet. Rhet. 3; Nep. Att. 6, 3: “cras subscribam homini dicam,Plaut. Poen. 3, 6, 5: “in crimen,Dig. 47, 1, 3; 47, 2, 92: “in crimine,ib. 48, 10, 24.—
2. Publicists' t. t., of the censor, to write down, set down, note down the reason of his official censure under or against the name of the person censured: “video animadvertisse censores in judices quosdam illius consilii Juniani, cum istam ipsam causam subscriberent,Cic. Clu. 42, 119: “censor C. Ateium notavit, quod ementitum auspicia subscripsit,id. Div. 1, 16, 29: “haec quae de judicio corrupto subscripserint, etc.,id. Clu. 45, 127: ac primum illud statuamus, utrum quia censores subscripserint, ita sit; “an quia ita fuerit, illi subscripserint,id. ib. 44, 123: “quod censores de ceteris subscripserunt,Quint. 5, 13, 33.—
3. To sign, subscribe a document (by appending one's name or a formula of greeting; “perh. not ante-Aug.): omnes (tutores) debent unius editioni subscribere,Dig. 2, 13, 6: “rationibus, testamento,ib. 40, 7, 40; “for which, also, rationes,ib. 35, 1, 80 fin.; 34, 3, 12: “si subscripserit in tabulis emptionis, concessisse videtur,ib. 20, 6, 8 fin.: “cum de supplicio cujusdam capite damnati, ut ex more subscriberet, admoneretur,Suet. Ner. 10; id. Calig. 29: “ipse Commodus in subscribendo tardus et neglegens, ita ut libellis una forma multis subscriberet, in epistolis autem plurimis Vale tantum scriberet,Lampr. Commod. 13; Suet. Tib. 32 Wolf (cf. Dio, 57, 11).—
b. Transf.
(β). To grant, allow, accord a thing to any one (post-class.), Tert. Virg. Vel. 10; id. Idol. 13; id. Anim. 40.—
II. (With the idea of the verb predom.) To write or note down (=notare; “very rare): numerum aratorum,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 51, § 120: “audita,Quint. 12, 8, 8: “quaedam,Suet. Aug. 27; cf.: “suspiria nostra (a delatoribus),Tac. Agr. 45 (acc. to others this passage belongs to B. 1.).
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