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antĕ-signānus , i, m. signum,
I.that is before the standard; hence,
I. Lit.: “antesignant (sc. milites),a chosen band of Roman soldiers who fought before the standards, and served for their defence, Caes. B. C. 1, 43; 1, 57; Liv. 22, 5; 9, 39; Varr. ap. Non. p. 553, 10.—
II. Transf., a leader, commander: “in acie Pharsalicā,Cic. Phil. 2, 29; so App. M. 4, p. 147, 12.
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