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permūtātĭo , ōnis, f. permuto.
I. A changing, altering, change, alteration: “magna rerum,Cic. Sest. 34, 73: “temporum,id. Par. 6, 3, 51; Amm. 15, 3, 7: “defensionis,Quint. 5, 13, 41: “vicissitudinum,Vulg. Sap. 7, 18.—
II. An interchanging, barter, exchanging, exchange: “mercium,Tac. G. 5, 4: “partim emptiones, partim permutationes,Cic. Pis. 21, 48: “haec res permutationem non recipit,Dig. 30, 1, 51: “rerum,ib. 19, 5, 5: “captivorum,Eutr. 2, 25; Gai. Inst, 3, 141. —Of exchanging money, negotiating a bill of exchange, Cic. Fam. 3, 5, 4; id. Att. 5, 13, 2.—
B. A substitution.
1. In rhet., of one expression for another, permutation, Auct. Her. 4, 34, 46.—
2. Of one person for another: “similis si permutatio detur,Juv. 6, 653.
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