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loco, lŏco, āvi, ātum, 1 (old forms, locassim for locaverim, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 51; so, locassint, Cic. Leg. 3, 4, 11), v. a. locus, to place, put, lay, set, dispose, arrange. Lit. In gen.: equites pro cornibus, Quint. 2, 13, 3: crates adversas locari jubet, Caes. B. C. 3, 46: milites super vallum in munimentis, Sall. J. 100: cum sol ita locatus fuisset, ut, etc., Cic. Rep. 1, 15, 23: fundamenta (urbis), Verg. A. 4, 266; cf. id. ib. 1, 428: gramineoque viros locat ipse sedili, id. ib. 8, 176: vicos, Tac. G. 16: stipendium et commeatum, Sall. J. 90.

In partic. Locare puellam in matrimonium or in matrimonio, nuptiis, nuptum, or simply locare, to give a girl in marriage, to marry her to any one: cur me huic locabas nuptiis? Enn. ap. Auct. Her. 2, 24, 38 (Trag. v. 157 Vahl.): virginem habeo grandem, neque eam queo locare quoiquam, Plaut. Aul. 2, 2, 15: in matrimonium, id. Trin. 3, 3, 52: aliquam in luculentam familiam, id. Cist. 3, 2, 18: nuptum virginem adulescenti, Ter. Phorm. 5, 1, 25.

To let, lease, to hire or farm out (opp. conduco): vectigalia, Cic. Agr. 1, 3, 7: portorium, id. Inv. 1, 30, 47: agrum frumento, Liv. 27, 3: praedia non nummo sed partibus, Plin. Ep. 9, 37, 3: tabernas civitatibus ad stationem, Suet. Ner. 37.

To give out on contract, to contract for having a thing done: tu idem optimum est Loces efferendum: nam jam credo mortuus est, Plaut. Aul. 3, 6, 30: impero, ut tu me quoivis castrandum loces, id. ib. 2, 2, 73: ut quod sit sibi operis locatum ecficeret, id. As. 2, 4, 37: ego operam meam tribus nummis hodie locavi ad artis naugatorias, id. Trin. 4, 2, 2: statuam faciendam, Cic. Phil. 9, 7, 16: funera, id. Verr. 2, 5, 43, § 120: majore pecuniā columnas dealbandas, quam, etc., id. ib. 2, 1, 59, § 154: statuas demoliendas, id. ib. 2, 2, 67, § 161: auseribus cibaria publice locantur (sc. praebenda), id. Rosc. Am. 20, 56: Junoni templum (sc. exstruendum), Liv. 5, 23: vestimenta exercitui (sc. facienda), id. 27, 10: ingentesque locat Caesonia Rhenos, Pers. 6, 47.

Locare se or locare operam suam, to hire one's self out, hire out one's services: quid si aliquo ad ludos me pro manduco locem, Plaut. Rud. 2, 6, 51: operam suam ad aliquam rem, id. Trin. 4, 2, 1; Gell. 3, 3, 14: vocem, i. e. to become a ranter, Juv. 8, 185: locare noctes, of courtesans, Ov. Am. 1, 10, 30.

To lend: ornamenta quae locavi metuo ut possim recipere, Plaut. Curc. 4, 1, 3.

To quarter, establish in quarters: cohortes novis hibernaculis, Tac. A. 14, 38.

Of money, to invest, place: nec quicquam argenti locavi jam diu usquam aeque bene? Plaut. Most. 1, 3, 144.

To put or lend out money on interest: locare argenti nemini nummum queo, Plaut. Most. 3, 1, 4. —Hence, locare se, to bring in interest, to yield: disciplina (histrionis) quae erat (Panurgo) ab hoc (Roscio) tradita, locabat se non minus HS CCCICCC, Cic. Rosc. Com. 10, 28.

Trop. In gen., to place, put, set, lay, fix: metuo hercle ne illa mulier mi insidias locet, Plaut. Rud. 2, 5, 17: num tu pudicae quoipiam insidias locas? id. Curc. 1, 1, 25: vitam in tam clara luce locavit, Lucr. 5, 12: inter recte factum atque peccatum media locabat quaedam, Cic. Ac. 1, 10, 37: aliquem in amplissimo gradu dignitatis, id. Mur. 14, 30: civitas in Catonis et Bruti fide locata, id. Att. 6, 1, 5: omnia mea studia in Milonis magistratu fixi et locavi, id. Fam. 2, 6, 3: eo loco locati sumus, ut, etc., id. Lael. 12, 40: vos hortor, ut ita virtutem locetis, ut eā exceptā nihil amicitiā praestabilius esse putetis, id. ib. 27, 104: res certis in personis ac temporibus locata, id. de Or. 1, 31, 138: prudentia est locata in delectu bonorum et malorum, consists in, id. Off. 3, 17, 71: beneficium apud gratos, to confer upon, Liv. 7, 20.

(Acc. to I. B. 2. c.) To put out, as at interest; to place so as to secure a return: optumo optume optumam operam das; datam pulcre locas, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 122: beneficia apud gratos, Liv. 7, 20, 5: benefacta male locata male facta arbitror, Enn. ap. Cic. Off. 2, 18, 62 (Trag. v. 429 Vahl.).

Locare nomen, to become surety, Phaedr. 1, 16, 1.—Hence, P. a.: lŏcātus, a, um, only as subst.: lŏcātum, i, n., that which is placed on lease, hired out, Cic. N. D. 3, 30, 74.