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lābēs is, f

2 LAB-, a falling, sinking in, subsidence : ut multis locis labes factae sint: terrae, L.A fall, stroke, ruin, destruction : innocentiae: prima mali, first stroke of misfortune , V.A spot, blot, stain, blemish, defect (poet.): tractata notam labemque remittunt Atramenta, H.: Victima labe carens, spotless , O.—Fig., a stain, blot, stigma, disgrace, discredit : domestica: labem integris inferre: domus sine labe, Iu.: vita sine labe peracta, O.: conscientiae labīs in animo habere.— A cause of ruin, disgrace, scandal, reproach : (Verres) provinciae, scourge : civitatis (of a bad law): labes illa atque caenum, filthy wretch .

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