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praetextus adj.

P. of praetexo, bordered, edged : toga, bordered with purple (worn by the higher magistrates; also by free-born children less than seventeen years of age): aedilicia: togae praetextae habendae ius, L.: eripies pupillae togam praetextam?—As subst f., the toga praetexta : tu in praetextā esse consulatum putas?Wearing the toga praetexta, with a purple border on the mantle : videre praetextos inimicos, i. e. in supreme power .—As subst f . (sc. fabula), a play in which the bordered toga is worn, tragedy (because eminent Romans were among the characters): praetextas docere, H.

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