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inquīro , sīvi, sītum, 3, v. a. in-quaero,
I.to seek after, search for, inquire into any thing (cf. anquirere).
II. Trop.
A. Jurid., to search for grounds of accusation against one: “cum ego diem inquirendi in Siciliam perexiguam postulavissem,Cic. Verr. 1, 2, 6: “in competitores,id. Mur. 21: “de rebus capitalibus,Curt. 6, 8, 17: “inquisitum missi de iis, quorum, etc.,Liv. 40, 20, 3.—
B. To search, pry, examine, or inquire into any thing: “si quis habet causam celebritatis, in eum quid agat inquiritur, etc.,Cic. de Off. 2, 13, 44: “nimium inquirens in se, atque ipse sese observans,Cic. Brut. 82, 283: “filius ante diem patrios inquirit in annos,to inquire how long his father will live, Ov. M. 1, 148: “totum in orbem,id. ib. 12, 63: “obstitit oceanus in se simul et in Herculem inquiri,Tac. G. 34.— Hence, inquīsītus , a, um, P. a., searched into or for: “res,Liv. 10, 40, 10: “corpus magna cum cura inquisitum,searched for, id. 22, 7, 5: “istanc rem inquisitam certumst non amittere,not to neglect inquiry, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 217.— Hence, adv.: inquīsītē , with investigation, thoroughly, Gell. 1, 3, 9; comp., id. 1, 3, 21.
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