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sortĭo , īre,
I.to draw lots (ante-class.; “collat. form of sortior): tute sorti,Plaut. Cas. 2, 6, 43; 2, 6, 61: inter se sortiant, Varr. ap. Non. 471, 5.—With acc.: inter se sortiunt urbem atque agros, Enn. ap. Non. 471, 10 (Trag. v. 153 Vahl.).—
b. sortītus , a, um, Part., in pass. signif., drawn by lot, assigned or obtained by lot (class.): “consilia, quae erant sortita in singulos candidatos,Cic. Att. 4, 16, 6; Prop. 4 (5), 11, 20. “gemina est sedes sortita per amnem,id. 4 (5), 7, 55: “mille urbes Asiae sortito rexerit anno,Stat. S. 5, 2, 57: “conjux,Amm. 18, 6, 14.
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