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or Allecti.


Those chosen to fill a vacancy in an office or collegium, and referring oftenest to those chosen to fill up the proper number of the Senate. Under the Empire, the adlecti, admitted to the Senate by the emperor, were admitted to a place among the senators who had held the rank of consul, praetor, tribune, or quaestor, according to the emperor's pleasure. These were known as adlecti inter consulares, praetorios, etc.


Persons admitted to a seat in the council of a municipium or colonia by a vote of that body were also known as adlecti.

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