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ex -sĕco (also exĕco and exĭco , Plaut. Rud. 1, 2, 34), cŭi, ctum, 1 (
I.perf. subj. exsecaveris, Cato, R. R. 42), v. a., to cut out or away.
I. Lit. (class.).
II. Trop.: “exsectus et exemptus honoribus senatoriis,Plin. Ep. 2, 12, 3.—Poet., of interest: “quinas hic capiti mercedes exsecat (=extorquet, extundit),cuts out, deducts, Hor. S. 1, 2, 14.
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