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Lewis : audientia

audientia, audĭentĭa, ae, f. audio, a hearing, a listening to something; audience, attention; mostly in the phrase, audientiam facere, to cause to give attention, to procure a hearing. Lit: exsurge, praeco; fac populo audientiam, i. e. command silence, * Plaut. Poen. prol. 11: Illi praeco faciebat audientiam, Auct ad Her. 4, 55, 68; audientiam facere praeconem jussit, Liv. 43, 16: quantam denique audientiam orationi meae improbitas illius factura, Cic. Div in Caeeil. 13, 42; so id. Sen. 9, 28; id. de Or. 2, 80, 325: tribuere, to give a hearing, App. M. 3, p. 131, 14: praebere, Cod. 7, 19, 7: impertiri, ib. 2, 13, 1.

Meton. The faculty of hearing, hearing, Prud. στεφ . 954.

The ears (abstr. for concr.), Arn. 3, p. 117; 5, p. 178.