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παραίτ-ησις , εως, ,
A.supplication, entreaty, “π. παραιτεῖσθαιPl.Criti.107a; μηδεμία τῆς μονῆς π. γιγνέσθω no application for leave to stay, Id.Lg.915c; “πρόφασιν εἰσδέχεσθαι καὶ π.Plb.16.17.8; petition, POxy.899v21 (iii A. D.).
II. deprecating, Th.1.73; excuse, apology, Plb.39.1.5, Jul.Or.2.64a (pl.), Chor. in Rev.Phil.1.73, etc.; pardon, “ἁμαρτημάτωνPh.2.296, cf. 223.
2. declining, Plu.2.124b; dismissal, D.C.78.22.
III. intercession, begging off, Gorg.Pal.33, D.9.37.
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    • Demosthenes, Philippic 3, 37
    • Plato, Laws, 915c
    • Plato, Critias, 107a
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.73
    • Polybius, Histories, 16.17.8
    • Polybius, Histories, 39.1.5
    • Cassius Dio, Historia Romana, 78.22
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