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rĕtentĭo , ōnis, f. retineo,
I.a keeping back, i. e.,
I. A holding back, holding in: “aurigae,Cic. Att. 13, 21, 3; 13, 25, 1.—Trop., a withholding: assensionis (as a transl. of the Gr. ἐποχή), Cic. Ac. 2, 18, 59, and 2, 24, 78.—
II. A keeping back, retaining (postclass.): “dotis,Dig. 31, 1, 79; 5, 3, 19; 10, 1, 30: “urinae,retention, Cael. Aur. Tard. 3, 8. —
B. Preservation, maintenance: “societatis,Lact. 6, 10 fin.: “veteris disciplinae,Tert. adv. Marc. 5, 3: “delicti,” i. e. not to forgive, id. ib. 4, 28.—In plur., Vitr. 9, 4.
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