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ad-jūro , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., swear to, to confirm by an oath.—With acc., or acc. and inf., or ut.
II. Transf.
A. To swear by any person or thing: “per omnes deos adjuro, ut, etc.,Plaut. Bacch. 4, 6, 8: “per omnes tibi adjuro deos numquam eam me deserturum,Ter. And. 4, 2, 11; Cic. Phil. 2, 4.—In the poetry of the Aug. per. after the manner of the Greek, with the acc. of that by which one swears (cf. ὄμνυμι τοὺς θεούς, in L. and S.): “adjuro Stygii caput implacabile fontis,Verg. A. 12, 816: “adjuro teque tuomque caput,Cat. 66, 40.—
B. To swear to something in addition: “censores edixerunt, ut praeter commune jus jurandum haec adjurarent, etc.,Liv. 43, 14.—
C. In later Lat., to conjure or adjure, to beg or entreat earnestly: “adjuratum esse in senatu Tacitum, ut optimum aliquem principem faceret,Vop. Flor. 1.—
D. In the Church Fathers, to adjure (in exorcising): “daemones Dei nomine adjurati de corporibus excedunt,Lact. 2, 15.
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