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audītōrĭus , a, um, adj. auditor,
I.relating to a hearer or hearing.
I. As adj. only once: “cavernae,the auditory passages, Cael. Aur. Tard. 2, 3.—Far more freq.,
II. Subst.: audītōrĭum , ii, n.
A. A hearing of a cause at law, a judicial examination (cf. audio, II. A. 3.), Dig. 4, 8, 41.—
B. The place where something (a discourse, a lecture) is heard, a lecture-room, hall of justice (not in Cic.; “perh. in gen. not before the Aug. period): cujus rei gratiā plenum sit auditorium,Quint. 2, 11, 3: “domum mutuatur et auditorium exstruit etc.,Tac. Or. 9; 10; 39: “nonnulla in coetu familiarium velut in auditorio recitavit,Suet. Aug. 85; id. Tib. 11; id. Claud. 41; id. Rhet. 6; * Vulg. Act. 25, 23; Dig. 42, 1, 54; 49, 9, 1; 4, 4. 18 al.—Trop., of the forum: “non rudibus dimicantes nec auditorium semper plenum,Tac. Or. 34.—
C. A school, in opp. to public life: “condicio fori et auditorii,Quint. 10, 1, 36.—
D. The assembled hearers themselves, the audience, auditory: “nuper adhibito ingenti auditorio,Plin. Ep. 4, 7; so App. Mag. p. 320, 33.
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