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dēfectiō ōnis, f

deficio, a failing, failure, want, lack, disappearance : virium: animi mei, despondency : solis et lunae, eclipse.—A defection, desertion, rebellion, revolt : facta datis obsidibus, Cs.: in defectione esse, L.: Pompei: conscientia defectionis, Ta.: a rectā ratione. — Exhaustion : manifesta, Ta.: defectionem fugere, i. e. tedious prolongation .

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