Definition of coerceo
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Orthography ID = 1002991
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LEM
coerceō, coercēre, coercuī, coercitus
com-
verb (2nd conjugation)
  1. to enclose on all sides, hold together, surround, encompass
  2. to restrain, confine, shut in, hold, repress, control
  3. [figuratively] of discourse, to control, confine, restrain, limit
  4. to hold in check, curb, restrain, tame, correct
Abbreviations
coerceō cuī, citus, ēre com- + arceo, to enclose on all sides, hold together, surround, encompass: (mundus) omnia coercet: Vitta coercebat capillos, O.: virgā coerces turbam, H.

— To restrain, confine, shut in, hold, repress, control: (amnis) nullis coercitus ripis, L.: Bucina coercuit (undas), O.: frenisque coercuit ora, O.: vitem ferro amputans coercet: (operibus) intra muros coercetur hostis, L.: (mortuos) Styx coercet, V.: Tantalum coercet (Orcus), H.: Messapus primas acies, controls, V.

—Fig., of discourse, to control, confine, restrain, limit: (nos) quasi extra ripas diffluentes.

—To hold in check, curb, restrain, tame, correct: cupiditates: procacitatem hominis manibus, N.: suppliciis delicta, H.: in praetore coercendo fortes: quibus rebus coerceri milites soleant, Cs.: pueros fuste, H.: animum, Ta.: coercendi ius (in contione), of maintaining order, Ta.: carmen, quod non Multa dies coercuit, corrected, H.
 
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