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dictitō āvī, ātus, āre, intens.

dicto, to say often, declare, maintain, assert, insist : non es Quem semper te esse dictitasti? T.: qui ita dictitat, iis esse metuendum, etc.: si te populus sanum dictitet, H.To plead frequently : causas.— To allege, pretend, offer as a pretext : ut dictitabat, Cs.: dictitabant se egere, etc., Cs.: Romulum insepultum perisse dictitans, L.

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