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potestās ātis, f

potis.—Of persons, ability, power, capacity, force : in se potestatem habere tantae astutiae, such a power of craftiness , T.: aut potestas defuit aut facultas.—Of things, efficacy, force, virtue : potestates herbarum, V.A power of choice, control, determination : vitae necisque, S.: beneficiorum tribuendorum: quasi non ea potestas sit tua, ut facias, T.: non esse in nostrā potestate, quin illa eveniant: esse in senatūs populique R. potestate: familiam in potestate habere, keep in slavery , L.: esse in suā potestate, one's own master , N.: de re ius ac potestas, jurisdiction and authority , L.Self-control, self-command : qui exisse ex potestate dicuntur . . . quia non sunt in potestate mentis.— Sovereignty, public authority, sway, power, dominion, rule, empire : ut imperandi ius potestatemque habeat, legal and military supremacy : Thessaliam in potestatem Thebanorum redigere, N.Magisterial power, authority, office, magistracy : praetoria: ut bonā ratione emerit, nihil pro potestate, i. e. by official pressure : ita potestatem gerere, ut, etc., so to administer the office.—Power, ability, possibility, opportunity : liberius vivendi, T.: quotiens mihi certorum hominum potestas erit, whenever I find men on whom I can rely : si quid dicere vellet, feci potestatem, i. e. accorded permission : quae potestas si mihi saepius fiet, utar, shall present itself : ut respondendi tibi potestatem faciam: omnium mihi litterarum fieri potestatem oportere, must be allowed access to : potestatem sui facere, allow themselves to be spoken to : facere omnibus conveniendi sui potestatem, admit to an audience : decernendi potestatem Pompeio fecit, an opportunity for a decisive engagement , Cs.: sui potestatem facere, opportunity to fight , Cs.: potestas, virtutem vestram ostendere, L.: Non fugis, dum praecipitare potestas, V.A person in office, public officer, magistrate, ruler : ab aliquā potestate legitimā evocatus, by some lawful authority : imperia et potestates, military and civil officers : mavis Fidenarum esse potestas, Iu.: hominum rerumque aeterna, i. e. Jupiter , V.

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