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con-trŭcīdo , āvi, ātum, 1,
I.v. a., to hew or cut to pieces, to cut down, to put to the sword, slay (rare, but in good prose).
II. Trop.: “hi summi imperii nomine armati rem publicam contrucidaverunt,cut in pieces, Cic. Sest. 10, 24 (v. the figure in connection).
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (7):
    • Cicero, For Sestius, 37.79
    • Cicero, For Sestius, 10.24
    • Suetonius, Caligula, 28
    • Suetonius, Divus Julius, 75
    • Suetonius, Nero, 43
    • Seneca, de Ira, 1.2.3
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 115.5
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