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ē-dīco , xi, ctum, 3 (old form,
I.subj.: EXDEICATIS; gerund.: EXDEICENDUM, S. C. de Bacchan.; imperat.: “edice,Verg. A. 11, 463; Stat. Th. 12, 598), v. a.
I. A t. t. of magistrates, to declare, publish, make known a decree, ordinance, etc.; hence, to establish, decree, ordain by proclamation (cf.: praecipio, mando, jubeo).
B. In partic., of the praetor, to make known, on entering upon his office, the principles on which he intends to administer it: “est tibi edicendum quae sis observaturus in jure dicendo,Cic. Fin. 2, 22, 74; v. edictum.
II. Transf. in gen., to make known, dectare, appoint, establish, order, ordain any thing (freq. and class.): “ut tu scire possis, edico tibi: Si falsa dices, etc.,Plaut. Mil. 3, 2, 29; cf. id. ib. 2, 2, 4; id. Capt. 4, 2, 23.—With ut or ne, id. Ps. 1, 1, 125; 1, 5, 91; 3, 2, 66; id. Pers. 2, 2, 58; id. Truc. 4, 3, 6; Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 30; id. Hec. 4, 1, 50; Hor. S. 2, 3, 227 al.—With acc. and inf.: “dico, edico vobis, nostrum esse illum erilem filium,Ter. Eun. 5, 5, 20; “nullus fere ab eo (sc. Demosthene) locus sine quadam conformatione sententiae edicitur,Cic. Or. 39 fin.— With rel. clause: “jussus a consule, quae sciret edicere,to discover, communicate, give notice, Sall. C. 48, 4 Kritz.: “si prius, quid maxime reprehendere Scipio solitus sit, edixero,Cic. Lael. 16, 59: “hoc simul edixi,Hor. Ep. 1, 19, 10; id. S. 2, 2, 51: “incipiens stabulis edico in mollibus herbam Carpere oves,Verg. G. 3, 295; cf. id. A. 11, 463; Sil. 7, 313; 528: “legem remittere edixit (rex),Curt. 6, 11, 20.—
B. To explain, interpret (late Lat.): “sensum hujus sermonis,Vulg. Dan. 5, 15; 4, 15.
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