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vĭtĭo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. vitium,
I.to make faulty, to injure, spoil, mar, taint, corrupt, infect, vitiate (class., esp. in the trop. sense; syn.: corrumpo, noceo).
I. Lit.
B. In partic., to violate a woman (cf.: violo, polluo): aliquam in occulto, Cato ap. Gell. 17, 13, 4: “virginem,Ter. Eun. 4, 4, 37; id. Ad. 4, 5, 52; Suet. Aug. 71; Quint. 9, 2, 70 al.; cf.: “vitiati pondera ventris (sc. stupro),Ov. H. 11, 37.—
II. Trop.: “comitiorum et contionum significationes sunt nonnumquam vitiatae atque corruptae,falsified, Cic. Sest. 54, 115 Halm N. cr.: dies, to make void the nomination of a day for the census, id. Att. 4, 9, 1; cf.: “senatusconsulta arbitrio consulum supprimebantur vitiabanturque,Liv. 3, 55, 13: “scripturas,Dig. 50, 17, 94: auspicia, Messala ap. Gell. 13, 15, 4: “pectora limo malorum,Ov. P. 4, 2, 18; cf.: “curis vitiatum corpus amaris,id. ib. 1, 10, 3.
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