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dēminūtiō (dīm-) ōnis, f

deminuo, a diminution, decrease, lessening, abatement : luminis: civium: vectigalium: de bonis privatorum: provinciae, of the term of office .—In law: datio deminutio, the right of alienation, right to convey (all or part of an estate), L. — Fig.: libertatis vestrae, an encroachment upon : sui, a sacrifice of dignity , Ta.—Esp., in the phrase, capitis deminutio, the loss of civil rights, forfeiture of freedom, civil death , Cs.

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