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Lewis : liceor

liceor, lĭcĕor, lĭcĭtus, 2, v. dep. n. and a. [root lic-; v. 1. liceo], to bid on goods at an auction (class.). Absol.: licetur Aebutius, Cic. Caecin. 6, 16: liciti sunt usque adeo, quoad, etc., id. Verr. 2, 3, 33, § 77: digito liceri (because, in bidding, the finger was raised), id. ib. 2, 3, 11, § 27: omnia Aeduorum vectigalia parvo pretio redemta habere, propterea, quod illo licente, contra liceri audeat nemo, to bid against, Caes. B. C. 1, 18: immoderatius liceri, Suet. Caes. 20: nec licendi finem factum, id. Calig. 38.

Act., to bid for, make an offer for.—With acc.: heredes Scapulae si istos hortos liceri cogitant, to bid on the gardens, Cic. Att. 12, 38, 4; so, hortos liceri, Plin. Pan. 50: et centum Graecos curto centusse licetur, Pers. 5, 191. —* Trop., to appraise, estimate, value: tunc avidi matronam oculi licentur, appraise her, reckon at what price she can be robbed of her honor, Plin. 14, 22, 28, § 141.