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sub-lĕgo , lēgi, lectum, 3, v. a.
I. To gather from below, to gather or search for underneath, to gather up: “(puer) sublegit quodcumque jaceret inutile quodque Posset cenantes offendere,Hor. S. 2, 8, 12: “baca tempestatibus in terram decidit et necesse est eam sublegere,Col. 12, 52, 1: “ficum viridem,id. 12, 17, 1.—
B. In partic., to catch up secretly or by stealth.
1. Lit.: “liberos,to kidnap, Plaut. Rud. 3, 4, 44.—
2. Trop.: “clam alicujus sermonem,to overhear, Plaut. Mil. 4, 2, 98; so, sermonem hinc, Turp. ap. Non. 332, 30 (Com. Fragm. 5 Rib.): “carmina,Verg. E. 9, 21.—
II. To choose or elect in the place of another, to substitute: “collegae, qui una lecti: et qui in eorum locum suppositi, sublecti: additi, allecti,Varr. L. L. 6, § 66 Müll.; Plebisc. Viator. tab. 1, line 41; tab. 2, line 4; “10: in demortuorum locum,Liv. 23, 23: “in numerum patriciorum,Tac. A. 11, 25: “senatum,Just. 3, 3, 2: “principes Latinorum in ordinem suum,Val. Max. 6, 4, 1.
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