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rējectĭo , ōnis, f. reicio,
I.a throwing back, throwing away. *
I. Lit.: “sanguinis,” i. e. throwing up, Plin. 23, 8, 76, § 146; Pall. 3, 31, 2.—
II. Trop., a rejecting, re jection (so in good prose, esp. freq. in Cic.).
B. In partic.
1. In jurid. lang., a challenging, rejection of a judge: “judicum,Cic. Verr. 1, 6, 16; so id. Planc. 15, 36. — Absol.: “rejectione interpositā,Cic. Sull. 33, 92; id. Att. 1, 16, 3.—
b. Transf., in gen.: “excutere, quicquid dici potest, et velut rejectione factā ad optimum pervenire,Quint. 7, 1, 34: eruditorum, Plin. H. N. praef. § 7.—
2. Rhet. t. t.
a. In alium, a shifting off from one's self to another, Cic. de Or. 3, 53, 204 (al. trajectio; v. Orell. N. cr.); cited also in Quint. 9, 1, 30.—
b. = Gr. ἀποδίωξις, the setting aside of considerations which are not pertinent, Jul. Rufin. Schem. Lex. § 12.
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