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obsessor , ōris, m. id., who sits, stays, abides in a place; a frequenter, haunter.
I. In gen. (only ante-class. and poet.): “hoc ego fui hodie solus obsessor fori,sai in the forum alone, Plaut. Ps. 3, 2, 18: vivarum aquarum (of a water-snake), Ov. F. 2, 259.—
II. In partic., milit., a besieger, invester, blockader: “obsessor curiae,Cic. Dom. 5, 13: “Luceriae,Liv. 9, 15, 3: “plus pavoris obsessis quam obsessoribus intulit,Tac. H. 3, 73.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Cicero, On his House, 5.13
    • Plautus, Pseudolus, 3.2
    • Tacitus, Historiae, 3.73
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 9, 15
    • Ovid, Fasti, 2
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