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vacō āvī, ātus, āre,

to be empty, be void, be vacant, be without, not to contain: villa ita completa militibus est, ut vix triclinium . . . vacaret: maximam putant esse laudem, quam latissime vacare agros, to be uninhabited, Cs.: ostia septem Pulverulenta vacant, septem sine flumine valles, O.: Ora vacent epulis, i. e. abstain from, O.: haec a custodiis classium loca maxime vacabant, Cs.— To be unoccupied, be vacant, be ownerless: cum agri Ligustini . . . aliquantum vacaret, L.: Piso si adesset, nullius philosophiae vacaret locus, i. e. no system would be without a representative.—Fig., to be vacant, be free, be without, be unoccupied: nulla vitae pars vacare officio potest: amplitudo animi pulchrior, si vacet populo, remains aloof from: res p. et milite illic et pecuniā vacet, be relieved from furnishing, L.: nullum tempus illi umquam vacabat a scribendo: a publico officio et munere: ab opere (milites), Cs.—To be free from labor, be idle, be at leisure, have leisure, have time: quamvis occupatus sis . . . aut, si ne tu quidem vacas, etc.: Dum perago tecum pauca vaca, i. e. attend, O.: philosophiae, Quinte, semper vaco, have time for: In grande opus, O.: teneri properentur amores, Dum vacat, i. e. in idle hours, O.: si vacat, Iu.: si vacet annalīs nostrorum audire laborum, if there is time, V.: Hactenus indulsisse vacat, i. e. it is permitted, V.: Non vacat exiguis rebus adesse Iovi, Jupiter has no leisure for trifles, O.

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