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-sīgnō āvī, ātus, āre,

to mark out, point out, trace, designate, define (often confounded with dissigno): urbem aratro, V.: moenia fossā, V.: templo Iovis finīs, L.: circo designatus locus est, L.: Europen, depicts (in a web), O.—Fig., to point out, mark, denote, designate, describe, represent, brand: haec verbis designata: hac oratione Dumnorigem designari, Cs.: oculis ad caedem unumquemque nostrum: quem (mundum) deum.—To appoint, choose, elect (to office): consul es designatus: comitiis designatus aedilis: sperans si designatus foret, etc., S.—P. perf., elect, chosen (to an office): consul: tribuni plebis: xvir: praetor.— Of a child unborn: designatus civis; see dissigno.

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