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dĭrĭbĕo , no
I.perf., ĭtum, 2, v. a. dishabeo, like dirimo, from dis-emo, to keep apart, hence, pub. law t. t., to lay apart, separate, divide, sort, the tablets or ballots taken out of the ballot-box, in order to determine who has the majority: “dum de te quinque et septuaginta tabellae diribeantur,Cic. Pis. 40, 96 Halm: “tabellas,id. Q. Fr. 3, 4, 1; id. Planc. 20, 49 Kayser, cf. Wund. ad loc.: “suffragia,Varr. R. R. 3, 2, 1: “sententias,Val. Max. 9, 12, 7; also absol., Varr. R. R. 3, 5, 18 (al. dirimere).—*
II. Transf., to distribute: “qui gentes, regna diribet,Plin. 36, 15, 24, § 118.
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