Definition of expostulo
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LNS
expostulō, expostulāre, expostulāvī, expostulātus
ex, postulo
verb (1st conjugation)
  1. To demand vehemently or urgently, to demand, require
  2. to require to be delivered up, to demand
  3. to find fault, dispute, expostulate
  4. to complain
Abbreviations
ex-postulo, āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. and n. To demand vehemently or urgently, to demand, require (mostly post-Aug. for class. exposco; not in Cic., since in Rosc. Com. 17, 50, the true read. is: et postulare; cf. also: peto, exigo, flagito, postulo): aures meae auxilium expostulant, Plaut. Pers. 4, 3, 25: quae ne civilium quidem bellorum victores expostulaverint, Tac. A. 1, 19: primas sibi partes, id. ib. 15, 53: cum quid expostulabit usus, Col. 12, 2, 3: tarda sunt quae in commune expostulantur, Tac. A. 1, 28: Armeniam praesidiis vacuam fieri, expostulabat, id. ib. 15, 17: expostulat, ut, etc., id. ib. 12, 46: quibus clamoribus expostulatum est, ne, etc., Plin. Pan. 75, 4.

—Absol.: expostulante consensu populi, pax inita, Vell. 2, 77, 1.

— In partic. (cf. exposco, II.), to require to be delivered up, to demand one for punishment: Marium Celsum ad supplicium expostulabant, Tac. H. 1, 45; cf. id. ib. 1, 73: auctores caedis ad poenam, Suet. Dom. 23.

— Cum aliquo (de aliqua re or aliquid) or absol., to find fault, dispute, expostulate with one respecting something; to complain of one (class.; syn.: calumnior, reprehendo, vitupero, increpo, improbo, etc.).

—With acc. rei, and cum with abl. pers.: lenis a te et facilis existimari debeo, qui nihil tecum de his ipsis rebus expostulem, Cic. Fam. 5, 2, 9; cf. id. ib. 3, 10, 6: cum illo injuriam, Ter. And. 4, 1, 15: ne illum quidem Juventium tecum expostulavi, Cic. Planc. 24, 58.

—With acc. alone: qui putant sibi fieri injuriam ultro, si quam fecere ipsi, expostules, Ter. Ad. 4, 3, 4.

—With acc. and inf. as object: tum obstetrix expostulavit mecum, parum missum sibi, Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 103: sed locus esse videtur tecum expostulandi, Cic. Fam. 2, 17, 6.

—With de and abl. rei: regna omnia de nostris cupiditatibus et injuriis expostulant, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 89, § 207.

—With quia or cur: expostulare, quia, etc., Plaut. Most. 2, 2, 88: mittebat oratores, qui suo nomine expostularent, cur, etc., Tac. A. 13, 37: cur non mecum questus es? aut ... iracundius ac vehementius expostulasti? Cic. Sull. 15, 44; cf.: ne expostulent et querantur, se, etc., id. Tusc. 5, 5, 14: verecunde, Dig. 1, 12, 1, § 8.
 
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