Definition of exornatio
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LNS
exornātiō, exornātiōnis
exorno
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. an adorning, decorating, embellishing
  2. embellishment
Abbreviations
exornātio, ōnis, f. exorno, an adorning, decorating, embellishing. Lit.: quae ad lavationem, quae ad exornationem pertinerent, to the toilet, Col. (Cic. Oecon.?) 12, 3, 2.

— Trop., of speech, embellishment. In gen.: ipsa inventa exponentur simpliciter sine ulla exornatione (corresp. to expolitio), Cic. Inv. 2, 3 fin.: verborum et sententiarum, Auct. Her. 4, 13, 18.

— In partic., as a figure of speech., Auct. Her. 4, 8, 11; ib. 16, 24; ib. 22, 32 sq.; Cic. Part. Or. 3, 10 al.
 
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