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Lewis : conceptio

conceptio, conceptĭo, ōnis, f. id.. Prop. A comprehending; hence, concr., a circuit, compass: summa omnium naturae rerum (mundus), the system of the universe, Vitr. 9, 4, 2: tota mundi, id. 6, 1, 6.

Aquae, a collection, reservoir, Front. Aquaed. 66; 67; 71; 73 al.

A conception, a becoming pregnant, Cic. Div. 2, 22, 50; Plin. 22, 22, 40, § 83; and imbrium (as fructifying the earth), Vitr. 8 praef.

Trop. A composing, drawing up of juridical formulas Cic. Inv. 2, 19, 58; Dig. 3, 5, 46; 12, 2, 34; 24, 3, 56; 48, 2, 3 al.—Hence, Rei, an expression, Gell. 11, 13, 9.

In late gram., a syllable, Charis. p. 1 P.