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al-lĕgo (adl- ), ēgi, ectum, 3, v. a., select for one's self, to choose (qs. ad se legere; like adimere, = ad se emere); to admit by election, to elect to a thing, or into (a corporation; in the class. per. generally only in the histt.): Druidibus praeest unus ... hoc mortuo, si sunt plures pares, suffragio Druidum adlegitur, * Caes. B. G. 6, 13 Herz. (Dinter here omits adlegitur): “augures de plebe,Liv. 10, 6: “octo praetoribus adlecti duo,Vell. 2, 89: “aliquem in sui custodiam,Suet. Aug. 49; so, “in senatum,id. Claud. 24: “inter patricios,id. Vit. 1: in clerum, Hier. adv. Jov. 1, n. 34 al.—Poet.: “adlegi caelo,Sen. Agam. 804.—Hence, al-lectus (adl- ), a, um, P. a. Subst.,
A. A member chosen into any corporation (collegium): collegae, qui unā lecti, et qui in eorum locum suppositi, sublecti; “additi Adlecti,Varr. L. L. 6, § 66 Müll.—
B. Those who were added to the Senate from the equestrian order, on account of the small number of the Senators, were called adlecti, acc. to Paul. ex Fest. p. 7 Müll.; cf. Suet. Caes. 41; id. Vesp. 9.
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    • Caesar, Gallic War, 6.13
    • Suetonius, Divus Augustus, 49
    • Suetonius, Divus Julius, 41
    • Suetonius, Divus Claudius, 24
    • Suetonius, Divus Vespasianus, 9
    • Suetonius, Vitellius, 1
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 10, 6
    • Seneca, Agamemnon, 804
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