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[13] Definition is sometimes required to explain rare or obscure words such as clarigatio1 or erctum citum,2 or again to explain familiar words such as penus3 or litus.4

This variety in definition has caused some writers to include it under conjecture, others under quality and others again under legal questions.

1 A formal demand for redress under threat of war.

2 An undivided inheritance.

3 Store of provisions.

4 Shore, see v. xiv. 34, where its derivation is explained as qua fiuctus eludit.

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