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allēgātĭo (adl-), ōnis, f. [1. allēgo].

  1. I. Lit., a sending or despatching to any one (in the class. per. only twice in Cic.): cum sibi omnes ad istum adlegationes difficiles viderent, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 51, § 136; and in a pun: quibus adlegationibus illam sibi legationem expugnavit, id. ib. 17.
  2. II. Fig.
    1. A. In gen., an alleging or adducing by way of proof, excuse, and the like: si maritus uxorem ream faciat, an lenocinii adlegatio repellat maritum ab accusatione? Dig. 48, 5, 2; so ib. 4, 4, 17; 23, 2, 60; App. M. 10, p. 241, 26.
    2. B. Esp., in the Lat. of the jurists, an imperial rescript, Cod. Th. 16, 5, 37.

allēgātus (adl-), ūs, m. [1. allēgo], an instigating to a deceit or fraud (cf. 1. allego, I. B.): meo adlegatu venit, Plaut. Trin. 5, 2, 18; cf. Gell. 13, 20, 19.

1. al-lēgo (adl-), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.

  1. I. To send one away with a commission or charge, to despatch, depute, commission (of private business, while legare is used in a similar signif. of State affairs; most freq. in Plaut.; elsewhere rare, but class.): ne illi aliquem adlegent, qui mi os occillet, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 28 (cf. delegare, id. ib. prol. 67 and 83); so id. Cas. prol. 52; 3, 4, 14; id. Ps. 4, 7, 66; 135; id. Stich. 5, 3, 8: ego si adlegāssem aliquem ad hoc negotium, id. Ep. 3, 3, 46: alium ego isti rei adlegabo, id. Am. 2, 2, 42: amicos adlegat, Cic. Verr. 2, 1, 57, § 149: homines nobiles adlegat iis, qui peterent, ne, etc., id. Rosc. Am. 9: adlegarem te ad illos, qui, etc., id. Fam. 15, 10; so id. ib. 4 fin.: cum patrem primo adlegando, deinde coram ipse rogando fatigāsset, first by the friends sent, and then by personal entreaties, etc., Liv. 36, 11, 1 Gron.
    Hence, allēgāti (adl-), ōrum, m., deputies: inter adlegatos Oppianici, Cic. Clu. 13, 39; id. Q. Fr. 2, 3.
    1. B. Sometimes in the sense of subornare, to instigate or incite one to an act of fraud or deceit: eum adlegaverunt, suum qui servum diceret cum auro esse apud me, Plaut. Poen. 3, 5, 28: ut ne credas a me adlegatum hunc senem, * Ter. And. 5, 3, 28 Ruhnk.; cf. allegatus.
  2. II. To bring forward, to relate, recount, mention, adduce (post-Aug.): exemplum, Plin. Ep. 3, 15: hoc senatui adlegandum putasti, id. Pan. 70: decreta, id. ib. 70 fin.: merita, Suet. Aug. 47; so id. ib. 5: priorem se petitum ab Alexandro adlegat, Just. 16, 1; Stat. Achill. 2, 224.
    And in a zeugma: (legati) munera, preces, mandata regis sui adlegant, they bring or offer the gifts, entreaties, and mandates, Tac. H. 4, 84; cf.: orationem et per incensum deprecationem adlegans, Vulg. Sap. 18, 21: adlegare se ex servitute in ingenuitatem, a legal phrase, to release one’s self from servitude by adducing reasons, proofs, etc., Dig. 40, 12, 27.

2. al-lĕgo (adl-), ēgi, ectum, 3, v. a., to select for one’s self, to choose (qs. ad se legere; like adimere, = ad se emere); to admit by election, to elect to a thing, or into (a corporation; in the class. per. generally only in the histt.): Druidibus praeest unushoc mortuo, si sunt plures pares, suffragio Druidum adlegitur, * Caes. B. G. 6, 13 Herz. (Dinter here omits adlegitur): augures de plebe, Liv. 10, 6: octo praetoribus adlecti duo, Vell. 2, 89: aliquem in sui custodiam, Suet. Aug. 49; so, in senatum, id. Claud. 24: inter patricios, id. Vit. 1: in clerum, Hier. adv. Jov. 1, n. 34 al.
Poet.: adlegi caelo, Sen. Agam. 804.
Hence, al-lectus (adl-), a, um, P. a. Subst.,

  1. A. A member chosen into any corporation (collegium): collegae, qui unā lecti, et qui in eorum locum suppositi, sublecti; additi Adlecti, Varr. L. L. 6, § 66 Müll.
  2. B. Those who were added to the Senate from the equestrian order, on account of the small number of the Senators, were called adlecti, acc. to Paul. ex Fest. p. 7 Müll.; cf. Suet. Caes. 41; id. Vesp. 9.

allēgŏrĭa, ae, f., = ἀλληγορία, an allegory, i. e. a figurative representation of a thought or of an abstract truth, under an image carried through to the end: continuus (usus comparationis) in allegoriam et aenigmata exit, Quint. 8, 6, 14; so id. 8, 6, 52: quae sunt per allegoriam dicta, are spoken allegorically, Vulg. Gal. 4, 24: allegoriarum explanationes, Arn. 5, p. 186 (in Cic. written in Greek, Or. 27, 94; id. Att. 2, 20).

allēgŏrĭcus, a, um, adj., = ἀλληγορικός, allegorical: lex, Arn. 5, p. 183: ambages, id. 5, p. 186.
Adv.: allēgŏrĭcē, allegorically, Arn. 5, p. 183; Tert. adv. Marc. 3, 5 fin.; Aug. ad Genes. tit. 4, 28.

allēgŏrīzo, āvi, āre, v. n., = ἀλληγορέω, to allegorize, to speak in allegories, Tert. Res. Carn. 27; Hier. Ep. 61 ad Pamm. 3.