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socius ī, m

(gen plur. sociūm, L., V.), a fellow, sharer, partner, comrade, companion, associate: belli particeps et socius: regni: neminem habeo culpae socium: gloriosi laboris: Hunc cape consiliis socium, V.: socium esse in negotiis, T.: Cum sociis operum, H.: amissā sociorum parte, O.: generis socii, i. e. relatives, O.: tori, i. e. consort, O.—In business, an associate, copartner, partner: socii putandi sunt, quos inter res communicata est: utilitas sociorum per te defensa, of the members of the company: furti et pro socio damnatus, for defrauding a partner.—In public life, an ally, confederate, friend: Boios socios sibi asciscunt, Cs.: socii atque amici populi R.: omnes, socii atque hostes, S.—In phrases with Latini or nomen Latinum, to denote the whole body of Italian confederates of Rome: socii et Latini, i. e. the Italian allies in and beyond Latium: ab sociis et nomine Latino auxilia accersere, S.: socii ac nominis Latini, L.: socii Latini nominis, the Latin allies, L.

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