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văs , vădis, m.,
I.a bail, security, surety (in gen., while praes is confined to pecuniary matters; cf. “also sponsio): vas appellatus, qui pro altero vadimonium promittebat,Varr. L. L. 6, 74 Müll.: “vas factus est alter (Damon) ejus sistendi, ut si ille non revertisset, moriendum esset ipsi,Cic. Off. 3, 10, 45: “vades poscere,id. Rep. 2, 36, 61: “se dare vadem pro amico,id. Fin. 2, 24, 79: “deserere vades,Liv. 39, 41, 7; Hor. S. 1, 1, 11 Heind.—
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