I. A preconception, the innate notion of a thing formed before receiving instruction concerning it, Gr. πρόληψις (only in Cic.): “deorum,” Cic. N. D. 1, 16, 43: “sive anticipatio sive praenotio deorum,” id. ib. 1, 17, 43.—
II. The first movements of the body before walking, Arn. 3, p. 107.—
III. In rhet., a figure of speech, anticipation = occupatio and πρόληψις, Jul. Ruf. p. 30 Pith.