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-serō ruī, rtus, ere,

to leave, forsake, abandon, desert, give up: exercitum, Cs.: castra, L.: castellis desertis, Cs.: fratrem, V.: thalamos pactos, V.: Mensa deserit toros, is removed from, O.: Raro scelestum Deseruit poena, fails to follow up, H.: qui non deseruerant, revolted, N.—Fig., to leave, desert, abandon, forsake, leave in the lurch: hoc timet, Ne deseras se, T.: me in his malis, T.: non deserit sese, armat familiam, etc., Cs.: suum ius: desertarum rerum patrocinium suscipere: quae faciebam, ea ut deseram, the course of conduct, S.: inceptum, V.: vitae reliquum: viam virtutis, H.: deseror coniuge, O.: desertus suis, Ta.—Esp., in law: vadimonium mihi, to forfeit his recognizance: vadimonia deserere quam illum exercitum maluerunt.—Of things, to fail, forsake: tempus quam res maturius me deseret, S.: donec te deseret aetas, H.: nisi me lucerna deseret: facundia deseret hunc, H.: deserta (natura) deseret ignīs, let die, O.: leo desertus viribus, Ph.: a fortunā deseri, Cs.: a tribuniciā voce.

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