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mŏnĭtor , ōris, m. id., who reminds one of any thing, an admonisher, monitor (syn.: hortator, auctor).
II. In partic.
A. The counsellor who furnishes an orator with his points of law, a remembrancer, an assistant: “video mihi non te sed hunc librum esse responsurum, quem monitor tuus hic tenet,Cic. Div. in Caecil. 16, 52.—
B. He who reminds one of people's names, a nomenclator: “per monitorem appellandi sunt,Cic. Mur. 36, 77; Plin. Pan. 23.—
C. An overseer, superintendent, e. g. of youth; an instructor, guide, teacher: “juvenis monitoribus asper,Hor. A. P. 163: “generosa pubes Te monitore regi, mores et facta priorum Discere,Stat. S. 5, 3, 147; id. Th. 12, 205.—Of farm-slaves, Col. 1, 9, 4; 7, Paul. Sent. 3, 6, 35; Dig. 33, 7, 8; leader, general of troops, Sil. 8, 370.—
D. A prompter in the theatre: monitores qui monent histriones in scenā, Paul. ex Fest. p. 138 Müll.; Inscr. Orell. 4916.—
E. In relig. lang., one who leads in praying: “MONITOR AVGVR, Inscr. Don. cl. 1, 44: sine monitore, quia de pectore oramus, precantes sumus,Tert. Apol. 30.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Cicero, Divinatio against Q. Caecilius, 16.52
    • Cicero, For Lucius Murena, 36.77
    • Horace, Ars Poetica, 163
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.24
    • Sallust, Bellum Iugurthinum, 85
    • Seneca, Epistulae, 94.72
    • Statius, Thebias, 12
    • Statius, Silvae, 5.3
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 1.9.4
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 7
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