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as-sisto (ads- , Fleck., Lachm., B. and K., Rib., Halm; ass- , Merk.), astĭti, no
I.sup., 3, v. n. (cf. absisto), to place one's self somewhere, to stand, post one's self.
II. Esp.
A. As indicating a completed action, to stand somewhere, to stand at or by: “ita jacere talum, ut rectus adsistat,may stand erect, Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 54: “Nec refert quibus adsistas regionibus ejus,Lucr. 1, 964: “lecto assistere,Ov. F. 5, 457: “precanti,id. ib. 1, 631: adsisto divinis, * Hor. S. 1, 6, 114: “neque enim scribenti, ediscenti et cogitanti praeceptor adsistit,Quint. 1, 2, 12.—With acc.: “equos,Stat. Th. 3, 299.— Trop.: “consulum tribunalibus Italia et publicae provinciae adsisterent, i. e. comparerent jura accepturi,Tac. A. 13, 4.—
B. Alicui.
a. To stand by one (as counsel) before a tribunal, to defend, assist, aid (post-Aug. for the class. adesse, q. v.): “adsistebam Vareno,Plin. Ep. 7, 6, 3; 7, 10, 85; Dig. 6, 1, 54; App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 3.—
b. To stand before one on trial, in judgment (eccl. Lat.): “Caesari oportet te adsistere,Vulg. Act. 27, 23.
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