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in causam. The use of in with the accusative in such expressions (as in vicem, in orbem ire) always involves the idea of motion towards some end, either actual or metaphorical, though this idea need not be kept in translation. Cf. 50, 228, Liv.i. VIII. 4, “in spem futurae multitudinis munire”, ib. XVII. 9, “in incertum comitiorum eventum patres auctores fiunt”, id. II. xxxii. 1, “in consulum verba iurare”Liv., VI. xiv. 2, “facta popularia in speciem”.
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