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commŏdĭtas , ātis, f. commodus.
I. Due measure, just proportion, symmetry (so very rare): commoditas et aequitas membrorum, * Suet. Aug. 79.—
B. Of discourse, fitness, a suitable oratorical expression, Cic. Rosc. Am. 4, 9; id. Inv. 1, 2, 3; “corresp. to commode dicere,Auct. Her. 1, 1, 1.—
II. (Acc. to commodus, II.) Easy, unrestrained, free action: “corporis aliqua commoditas non naturā data, sed studio et industriā parta,” i. e. dexterity, skill, Cic. Inv. 1, 25, 36.—
2. Convenience, ease: “id, ob commoditatem itineris ponte sublicio... conjungi urbi placuit,Liv. 1, 33, 6.—
2. Of persons, pleasantness, complaisance, courteousness, forbearance, lenity (only ante-class. and in Ov.): “vir lepidissime, Cumulate commoditate,Plaut. Mil. 4, 9, 6; Ter. Ad. 4, 5, 76: patris, Poët. ap. Cic. N. D. 3, 29, 73: “viri,Ov. H. 17, 176; 16, 310.—
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