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pătĭentĭa , ae, f. patior,
I.the quality of bearing, suffering, or enduring, patience, endurance.
I. Lit.
B. In partic., submission to unnatural lust, pathicism, Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 13, § 34; Sen. Q. N. 1, 16, 5; id. Vit. Beat. 13, 3; Tac. A. 6, 1; Petr. 9 and 25; Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 5, 3, 2.—
II. Transf.
B. In a bad sense, indolence, want of spirit: ne quis in me aut nimiam patientiam, aut nimium stuporem arguat, Porc. Latro ap. Sen. Contr. 2, 15; Plin. Ep. 6, 31, 5: “in patientiā firmitudinem simulans,Tac. A. 6, 46.—
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