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Verres , is, m.,
I.the surname of the prœtor C. Cornelius, notorious for his bad government of Sicily; hence,
A. Verrĭ-us , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Verres, Verrian: “lex,that originated with him, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 49, § 117.—
2. Subst.: Verrĭa , ōrum, n. (i. e. solennia), a festival appointed by Verres, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 21, § 52; 2, 2, 46, § 114; 2, 2, 63, § 154; 2, 4, 10, § 24; 2, 4, 67, § 151.—
B. Verrīnus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Verres, Verrine: jus Verrinum, i. e. the mode of administering justice practised by Verres (in a sarcastic pun alluding to verrinum jus, pork-broth), Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 46, § 121.—
2. Subst.: Verrī-nae , ārum, f. (i. e. actiones); among grammarians, the orations of Cicero against Verres, Prisc. and Non. in mult. locc. (by Cic. himself called Accusatio).
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