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vĕnĭa , ae, f. akin to veneror, q. v.,
I.complaisance, indulgence, kindness, obliging disposition or conduct, mercy, grace, favor (class.; cf. indulgentia), most usual in the phrase veniam dare, to grant a favor, be favorable, to comply, consent.
C. Bonā veniā or cum bonā veniā.
2. With verbs of saying (mostly parenthet.), by your good leave, with your permission, without offence, etc.: “nisi vero (bonā veniā hujus optimi viri dixerim) tu, etc.,Cic. de Or 1, 57, 242: “bonā hoc tuā veniā dixerim,id. Div 1, 15, 25: “atqui, frater, bonā tuā veniā dixerim ista sententia maxime fallit imperitos,id. Leg. 3, 15, 34: “bonā veniā vestrā liceat, etc., Liv 6, 40, 10: primum abs te hoc bonā veniā peto ... mihi ut respondeas,Ter. Phorm. 2, 3, 31: “oravit etiam bonā veniā Quirites, ne quis, etc.,Liv. 7, 41, 3.—Rarely veniā alone: “neminem ex his, quos eduxeram mecum (veniā sit dicto) ibi amisi,Plin. Ep. 5, 6, 46.—
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