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cadūcus adj.

1 CAD-, that falls, that has fallen, falling, fallen: frondes, V.: lacrimae, O.: poma, Pr.: lignum In domini caput, H.: fulmen, hurled, H.: bello caduci Dardanidae, fallen in war, V.: iuvenis, destined to die, V.Inclined to fall, that easily falls: vitis, quae naturā caduca est.— Fig., frail, fleeting, perishable, transitory, vain: res humanae: fragile et caducum (opp. stabile et firmum): spes, futile, O.: preces, ineffectual, O.— In law, lapsed, vacant, having no heir: hereditates; hence, doctrinae possessio quasi caduca.—As subst n., property without an heir, an unowned estate: dulce, Iu.

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