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Lewis : dicis

dicis, dicis, gen. [v. 2. dico], in the phrase dicis causa or gratia, orig. a jurid. t. t., meaning for the sake of judicial form; hence, in gen., for form's sake, for the sake of appearance, λόγου χάριν : ut illis aliquid nummulorum dicis causa daret, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 24; id. Att. 1, 18, 5 Orell. N. cr.; Nep. Att. 8; Dig. 29, 5, 1, § 34: dicis gratia, ib. 13, 6, 4; Inst. 1, 103 sq.; 2, 252.

Transf.: si Pontifici accidat dicis causa epulanti, Plin. 28, 2, 5, § 27; Arn. 3, 16 Orell. N. cr.: dicis ergo = dicis causa, Charis. 73 P.