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nĕcessĭtūdo , ĭnis, f. necesse,
I.necessity, inevitableness, want, need, distress.
I. Lit. (in Cic. less freq. than necessitas; in gen. more antiquated; cf. Gell. 13, 3, 3): calamitatis necessitudine inductus, Sisenn. ap. Non. 354, 6: “puto hanc esse necessitudinem, cui nullā vi resisti potest: quae neque mutari neque leniri potest,Cic. Inv. 2, 57, 170; cf. “the context: an necessitudine, quod alio modo agi non possit,id. ib. 2, 20, 61; “2, 57, 171: neve eam necessitudinem imponatis, ut, etc.,Sall. C. 33, 5: “non eadem nobis et illis necessitudo impendet,id. ib. 58, 5: “necessitudinem alicui facere,Tac. A. 3, 64: “miserrima,Vell. 2, 50, 2.—
2. Trop., a necessary connection: “numerus autem ... neque habebat aliquam necessitudinem aut cognationem cum oratione,Cic. Or. 56, 186.—
B. Concr.: necessitudines, persons with whom one is closely connected, relatives, connections, friends (post-Aug.): “petiit, ut sibi permitteretur revisere necessitudines,” i. e. mother and children, Suet. Tib. 11 fin.: “remisit tamen hosti judicato necessitudines amicosque omnes,id. Aug. 17; id. Tib. 50; Tac. H. 3, 59 fin.: “crederes Alexandrum inter suas necessitudines flere,Curt. 4, 10, 12: “relictis obsidum loco necessitudinibus suis,Amm. 15, 5, 6.
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