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sŏcĭālis , e, adj. socius,
I.of or belonging to companionship.
I. In gen., companionable, sociable, social (so not ante-Aug.): “homo sociale animal,Sen. Ben. 7, 1, 8: “beneficium dare socialis res est,id. ib. 5, 11, 4: “amicitiae,App. M. 5, p. 171, 20.—
II. In partic.
A. Of or belonging to allies or confederates, allied, confederate (the class. signif. of the word): “lex,Cic. Div. in Caecil. 5, 18: “lex judiciumque,Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 6, § 15: “foedus,Liv. 34, 57: “exercitus,” i. e. of the allies, id. 31, 21: “coetus,id. 7, 25: “equitatus,id. 26, 5; so, “turmae,Tac. A. 4, 73: “copiae (opp. legiones),” i. e. auxiliaries, id. ib. 12, 31: “bellum,the war of the allies, Liv. Epit. 71 fin.; Flor. 3, 18, 1; Juv. 5, 31: “cuncta socialia prospere composita,the affairs of the allies, Tac. A. 2, 57.—
B. In Ovid several times like conjugialis, of marriage, conjugal, nuptial: “amor socialis,Ov. M. 7, 800; “(with foedus maritum),id. P. 3, 1, 73: “Livia sic tecum sociales compleat annos,id. Tr. 2, 161: “foedera,id. M. 14, 380; id. H. 4, 17: “torus,id. F. 2, 729: “jura,id. Am. 3, 11, 45: “sacra,id. H. 21, 155: “carmina, i. e. epithalamium,id. ib. 12, 139.—Hence, adv.: -cĭālĭter , socially: non ut de sede secundā Cederet aut quartā socialiter (iambus), for the sake of company (perh. ἅπ. εἰρημ.), Hor. A. P. 258.
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