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Lewis : adiuro

adiuro, adjūro, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a., to swear to, to confirm by an oath.—With acc., or acc. and inf., or ut. Lit.: eam suam esse filiam sancte adjurabat mihi, Plaut. Cist. 2, 3, 27; Ter. Hec. 2, 2, 26: adjurasque id te me invito non esse facturum, Cic. Phil. 2, 9; id. Q. Fr. 2, 8; 3, 5; id. 9, 19; Liv. 7, 5; Suet. Aug. 31; id. Ner. 24; id. Tit. 9; Ov. H. 20, 159; Stat. Th. 7, 129; Just. 24, 2.—Absol.: adjurat, Cic. Att. 2, 20.

Transf. To swear by any person or thing: per omnes deos adjuro, ut, etc., Plaut. Bacch. 4, 6, 8: per omnes tibi adjuro deos numquam eam me deserturum, Ter. And. 4, 2, 11; Cic. Phil. 2, 4.—In the poetry of the Aug. per. after the manner of the Greek, with the acc. of that by which one swears (cf. ὄμνυμι τοὺς θεούς, in L. and S.): adjuro Stygii caput implacabile fontis, Verg. A. 12, 816: adjuro teque tuomque caput, Cat. 66, 40.

To swear to something in addition: censores edixerunt, ut praeter commune jus jurandum haec adjurarent, etc., Liv. 43, 14.

In later Lat., to conjure or adjure, to beg or entreat earnestly: adjuratum esse in senatu Tacitum, ut optimum aliquem principem faceret, Vop. Flor. 1.

In the Church Fathers, to adjure (in exorcising): daemones Dei nomine adjurati de corporibus excedunt, Lact. 2, 15.