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coërceō cuī, citus, ēre

com- + arceo, to enclose on all sides, hold together, surround, encompass: (mundus) omnia coërcet: Vitta coercebat capillos, O.: virgā coërces turbam, H.To restrain, confine, shut in, hold, repress, control: (amnis) nullis coërcitus ripis, L.: Bucina coërcuit (undas), O.: frenisque coërcuit ora, O.: vitem ferro amputans coërcet: (operibus) intra muros coërcetur hostis, L.: (mortuos) Styx coërcet, V.: Tantalum coërcet (Orcus), H.: Messapus primas acies, controls, V.—Fig., of discourse, to control, confine, restrain, limit: (nos) quasi extra ripas diffluentes.—To hold in check, curb, restrain, tame, correct: cupiditates: procacitatem hominis manibus, N.: suppliciis delicta, H.: in praetore coërcendo fortes: quibus rebus coërceri milites soleant, Cs.: pueros fuste, H.: animum, Ta.: coërcendi ius (in contione), of maintaining order, Ta.: carmen, quod non Multa dies coërcuit, corrected, H.

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