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^trōcĭnor , ātus, 1,
I.v. dep. n. [patronus], to protect, defend, support, patronize, furnish a defence or protection to (mostly post-Aug.; not in Cic.).
(α). With dat.: “indotatis patrocinari,Ter. Phorm. 5, 7, 46: ut non homini patrocinemur sed crimin:. Quint. 2, 4, 23: “patrocinari sibi,Plin. 14, 22, 28, § 148: ne ad illud quidem confugere possis, quod plerisque patrocinatur. Tac. Or. 10: “nonne indignus est, cui exceptio patrocinetur?Dig. 2, 11, 2: loco, to defend the place, Auct. Bell. Hisp. 29 fin.
(γ). With ad and acc. (late Lat.), Macr. Somn. Scip. 1, 1, 5.—Part. perf.: patrocinatus, in a pass. signif., protected, defended (post-class.), Tert. adv. Gnost. 4.
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