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praesentĭa , ae, f. praesens.
I. In gen., a being before, in view, or at hand; presence (class.; cf. “conspectus): alicujus aspectum praesentiamque vitare,Cic. Cat. 1, 7, 17: “desiderium praesentiae tuae,id. Fam. 5, 8, 5: “urget praesentia Turni,Verg. A. 9, 73.—In plur.: “deorum praesentiae,Cic. N. D. 2, 66, 166: “praesentiam sui facere,to present one's self, to appear, Dig. 42, 1, 53: “praesentia animi,presence of mind, readiness, resolution, courage, Caes. B. G. 5, 43, 4; Cic. Mil. 23; Plin. 8, 25, 38, § 92.—For the phrase in praesentia (sc. tempora), v. praesens, s. v. praesum.—
2. Impression, efficacy, effect: “tanta est praesentia veri,Ov. M. 4, 611.—
II. In partic., protection, assistance: “PRAESENTIAE MATRIS DEVM,Inscr. Grut. 28, 4.
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