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vīlĭtas , ātis, f. vilis,
I.lowness of price, cheapness.
II. Transf.
A. Trifling value of a thing, meanness, baseness, worthlessness, vileness (post-Aug.): “verborum,Petr. 118: “nominum,Plin. 20, praef. § 1: si humiles producet, vilitatem; “potentes, gratiam oportebit incessere,Quint. 5, 7, 23: “morum,App. Flor. 1, p. 344, 30.—
B. Subject., low esteem, disregard, slighting, contempt: “vilitas sui,Sen. Clem. 1, 3, 4; id. Ep. 121, 24; Curt. 5, 9, 6.
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