I.a hearing, a listening to), the discourse delivered before an assembly, public lecture (cf. the use of contio among Eng. and collegium among Germ. scholars, for discourse, etc.): “ut eas vel in acroasi audeam legere,” in a public lecture, Cic. Att. 15, 17, 2: “Callias acroasin fecit,” Vitr. 10, 22: “plurimas acroases fecit,” Suet. Gram. 2 (al. ἀκροάσεις).
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ācrŏāsis , is, f., = ἀκρόασις (