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prae-scrībō īpsī

(scrīpstī, T.), īptus, ere, to write before, prefix in writing: sibi nomen, V.: auctoritates praescriptae, the names of senators recorded as voting.—To describe beforehand: formam futuri principatūs, Ta.—Fig., to determine in advance, ordain, direct, prescribe: his rebus finem, T.: maiorum iura moresque: iura civibus: mihi quem ad modum meum ius persequar: quid fieri oporteret, Cs.: sic enim praescripsimus iis, ut, etc.: cum ei praescriptum esset, ne, etc.: qui (mos) praescribit esse oportere, etc.—To dictate: carmina, Tb.—To put forward, use as a pretext: Pulchram, Ta.

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