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dēlectus or dīlectus (so often in best MSS., and adopted by Halm in Quint. and Cic., Weissenb. in Liv., Dietsch in Sall., and by Brambach, etc.; but Bait. and Kay. in Cic., Dinter and Nipperdey in Caes., delectus), ūs, m. 1. deligo,
I.a choosing or picking out, a selecting; a selection, choice, distinction (freq. and class.).
B. Meton. (abstr. pro concreto), the men levied, a levy: “e Britannico delectu octo milia sibi adjunxit,Tac. H. 2, 57.
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