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censōrĭus , a, um, adj. censor,
I.of or pertaining to the censor, censorial: “tabulae,the lists of the censor, Cic. Agr. 1, 2, 4: “lex,a contract for leasing buildings, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 55, § 143; public revenues, id. Prov. Cons. 5, 12; id. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 12, § 35 (the same: “locatio,Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 6, § 12); sometimes, also, the order, decisions of the censor (concerning the divisions of the people, taxes, public buildings, etc.), id. Rab. Perd. 5, 15; Varr. R. R. 2, 1, 16: “edictum (de rhetoribus Latinis),Suet. Rhet. 1: “severitas,Cic. Clu. 46, 129; cf. id. Pis. 5, 10: “animadversio atque auctoritas,id. Clu. 42, 117 and 119; cf. “animadversio,id. ib. 46, 129 fin.: “nota,Liv. 24, 18, 9; Quint. 5, 11, 13; 5, 13, 32 (cf. Cic. Clu. 46, 129: censoriae severitatis nota): opus, a fault or crime which was followed by the punishment of the censor, Cic. de Or. 2, 90, 367; Suet. Caes. 41; Gell. 4, 12, 1; 14, 7, 8; “for which also, probrum,Plin. 18, 3, 3, § 10; “but censorium opus,the punishment inflicted by the censor, Col. 12, praef. fin.: “homo,any one who had been censor, Cic. de Or. 2, 90, 367.—Hence, Cato Censorius, Quint. 12, 1, 35.—
II. Trop., rigid, severe: “gravitas,Cic. Cael. 15, 35: “virgula,Quint. 1, 4, 3: “lima,Mart. 5, 80, 12.
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