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dēmonstrātĭo , ōnis, f. id.,
I.a showing or pointing out, as with the finger, an indication, description, designation.
II. In partic.
A. In rhetor.
1. The demonstrative or laudatory kind of oratory, i. q. demonstrativum genus, Cic. Inv. 1, 9, 12; Quint. 3, 4, 13; 11, 3, 115.—
2. A vivid delineation, picturesque presentation, Gr. διατύπωσις ἐνέργεια, Auct. Her. 4, 55, 68; cf. Quint. 9, 2, 40.—
B. In jurisprud., a clear and complete declaration of one's will, Dig. 35, tit. 1: “de condicionibus et demonstrationibus,Gai. ib. 17; ib. 30, 1, 74.—
b. The bounding or limiting of a place, Dig. 8, 1, 13; 10, 1, 12.
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