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tĕnor , ōris, m. teneo, II. B.,
I.a holding on, holding fast; hence, an uninterrupted course, career, tenor (mostly post-Aug.; cf.: cursus, ordo).
B. Adverb.: uno tenore, in one course or direction, uninterruptedly, uniformly: isque (stilus medius) uno tenore, ut aiunt, in dicendo fluit, * Cic. Or. 6, 21: “brevis profecto res est, si uno tenore peragitur,Liv. 5, 5, 7: “uno tenore fidem colere,id. 22, 37, 10: “tenore uno in mediam aciem illati,id. 22, 47, 6; cf.: “hi mores eaque caritas patriae per omnes ordines velut tenore uno pertinebat,id. 23, 49, 3: so, “uno velut tenore,id. 2, 42, 8.—
II. In partic., in the later jurid. lang., the connection, contents, sense, tenor of a law: “pro tenore legis Aquiliae,Dig. 9, 2, 56: “pro tenore S C Claudiani,Paul. Sent. 2, 21, 18: “auctorum verba emendare tenore sententiae perseverante, non est prohibitum,Dig. 42, 1, 46.
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