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oppŏsĭtus , ūs, m. (in sing. used only in abl.) [oppono].
I. A placing or setting against, an opposing; with obj.-gen.: “laterum nostrorum oppositus et corporum pollicemur,Cic. Marc. 10, 32; Sil. 10, 212. —With subj.-gen.: “lunae,Cic. Rep. 1, 16, 25. —
II. A placing or laying before, an interposition, intervention: “oppositu globi noctem afferente,Plin. 2, 71, 73, § 181: “aedium,Gell. 4, 5, 3.—
III. A citing or bringing forward against one: “oppositu horum vocabulorum commotus,Gell. 14, 5, 4.
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