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prae-sum fuī, esse,

to be before, be set over, preside over, rule, have charge of, command, superintend: in provinciā, govern: omnibus Druidibus, Cs.: provinciae, S.: censor factus, severe praefuit ei potestati, N.: exercitui, Cs.: artificio: vigiliis, S.: statuis faciendis: moenibus urbis, protect, O. —To be chief, take the lead: non enim paruit ille Ti. Gracchi temeritati, sed praefuit: crudelitati.

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