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aedĭfĭcātĭo , ōnis, f. aedifico.
I. Abstr., the act of building, a building or constructing.
(α). Absol.: “si ad horum luxuriam dirigas aedificationem,Varr. R. R. 1, 13: “immensa et intolerabilis,Cic. Pis. 21; so id. Q. Fr. 2, 2; Vulg. 2 Para. 16, 6.—
(β). With gen.: “urbium,Vulg. Judith, 5, 10.—
II. Concr., a building, a structure, edifice, Cato ap. Gell. 13, 23: “domum tuam et aedificationem omnem perspexi,Cic. Fam. 5, 6: “aedificationes templi,Vulg. Matt. 24, 1.—
III. Fig., building up, instructing, edification.
(α). Absol.: “loquitur ad aedificationem,Vulg. 1 Cor. 14, 3; 14, 26.—
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