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συμβόλ-αιον , τό,= σύμβολον,
A.mark, sign, token, Hdt.5.92.ή, Parth. 3.2: pl., symptoms, S.Ph.884.
II. in Law, contract, covenant, bond, in acknowledgement of a loan (v. “συμβάλλω1.6), συμβολαίου λαχεῖν (sc. δίκην) obtain leave to bring an action for enforcing a contract, Lys.17.3; “οὐ τὸ παράπαν ς. ἐξαρνοῦνται μὴ γενέσθαιD.34.3; συμβολαίου οὐκ ὄντος . . οὔτε ναυτικοῦ οὔτε ἐγγείου no bond with security either on bottomry or on land, Id.33.3, cf. SIG742.50 (Ephesus, i B.C.); ἀπώλλυτο καὶ τῷ πατρὶ τὸ ς. his loan would have been lost, D.49.2; ποιεῖσθαι τὸ ς. Arist.Rh.Al.1431a17, etc.; of a receipt, BGU 1047 ii 3: mostly in pl., τὰ πρὸς ἀλλήλους ς. Pl.Plt.295a; “ς. πρὸς ἀλλήλους συμβάλλουσινId.R.425c; “ἀνδρὶ . . συμμείξαντι ς. μετρίωςId.Lg.958c; τὰ Ἀθήναζε καὶ τὰ Ἀθήνηθεν ς. bonds for money lent on freights to and from Athens, D.32.1; “τὰ ς. διαλύεινArist. Pol.127a10, cf. IG12.16.7, 116.18, al.; “τὰ ς. καὶ τὰ ἄλλα νομίσματαPhld.Rh.1.233 S.; δικαστήριον τὸ διαλῦσον τὰ μετέωρα ς. pending suits for enforcing contracts, Supp.Epigr.1.363.9, al. (Samos, iii B.C.), cf. SIG344.24 (Teos, iv B.C.); “τὰς δίκας εἶναι τῶν συμβολαίωνD.32.1, cf. Arist.Pol.1275b9; ἀντίδικος ἐκ συμβολαίων the opposite party in such a suit, Is.5.33; συμβόλαια ἀποστερεῖν fail in payment of money lent on such bond, Isoc.12.243, D.32.7; πράξεις συμβολαίων exaction of such moneys, And.1.88; μικρῶν ἕνεκα ς. for paltry sums so lent, Lys.12.98: more generally, τὰ τοῦ καθ᾽ ἡμέραν βίου ς., i.e. the engagements of life, common civil rights, D.18.210; τὰ περὶ τὴν ἀγορὰν ς. Arist.Pol.1300b12; ἀναγραφὴ τῶν ς. Thphr.Fr.97.2; “ἐὰν μή τις ἄγῃ πρὸς ἴδιον ς. ἐγκαλῶν τι αὐτῷSIG494.8 (Delph., iii B.C.).
2. generally, engagement, E.Ion 411; τὰ ἄλλα ς. other transactions (than wills), Is.4.12, cf. Isoc.20.16, Pl.Lg.913a; of the relation between ward and guardian, ib.922a; τὰ ἑκούσια ς. Id.R.556b, Arist. EN1164b13.
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