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praesĭdĭārĭus , a, um, adj. praesidium.
I. Lit.
1. In gen., that serves for defence or protection (not in Cic. or Cæs.): “praesidiarii milites,garrison soldiers, Liv. 29, 8; cf.: “dicti praesidiarii milites ante alios collocati qui erant, aut in alio loco praepositi, Fest. S. V. SVBSIDIVM, p. 306 Müll.: classis,Ascon. ad Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 34, § 86.—
2. In partic., of or belonging to the governor of a province, gubernatorial (post-class.): “togam praesidiariam accepit (al. praesidariam),Spart. Sev. 1.—
B. Subst.: praesĭdĭārĭum , ii, n., a garrison, Not. Tir. p. 56.—
II. Transf.: “praesidarii malleoli,kept as a reserve in case the wine should fail, Col. 4, 15, 1: “palmes, i. q. resex,id. 4, 21, 3.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 29, 8
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 4.15.1
    • Columella, Res Rustica, 4.21.3
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