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Lewis : pudicitia

pudicitia, pŭdīcĭtĭa, ae, f. pudicus, shamefacedness, modesty, chastity, virtue (freq. and class.): hinc pudicitia, illinc stuprum, Cic. Cat. 2, 11, 25: pudicitia et pudor, Plaut. Am. 2, 2, 210; id. Stich. 1, 2, 44; Cic. Clu. 5, 12: nec suae nec alienae pudicitiae parcere, id. Rab. Perd. 3, 8: pudicitiam alienam spoliare, id. Cael. 18, 42: pudicitiam eripere alicui, id. Mil. 4, 9: pudicitiam alicujus expugnare, id. Cael. 20, 49: delibare, Suet. Aug. 68: prostituere, id. Ner. 29: quid salvi possit esse mulieri, pudicitiā amissā, Liv. 1, 58; Tac. A. 4, 3: in propatulo habere, Sall. C. 13, 3: pudorem, pudicitiam ... nihil pensi habere, id. ib. 12, 2; cf.: pretium pudicitiae, Vulg. Exod. 21, 10.—Pudicitia, personified as a goddess, and worshipped under two names, patricia and plebeia (the statue of the former stood in the Forum boarium at Rome), Liv. 10, 23, 5 and 7; Fest. p. 242 Müll.—Transf., of doves: pudicitia illis prima, et neutri nota adulteria, Plin. 10, 34, 52, § 104.