Definition of exsecutus, executus
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exsecūtus, exsecūta, exsecūtum
(execūtus, execūta, execūtum)
exsequi
adjective (2-1-2)
    Abbreviations
    ex-sequor or exequor, cūtus, 3, v. dep. a., to follow to the end, to pursue, follow. In partic., to follow or accompany to the grave (cf. the deriv. exsequiae): funus, Massur. Sabin. ap. Gell. 10, 16, 25: aliquem omni laude et laetitia, Cic. poeta in Tusc. 1, 48, 115 (a transl. of ἐκπέμπειν, in Eurip.). Trop. (class.; most freq. in the special significations). In gen., to follow, follow after, accompany; to go after, to pursue: quae exanimata exsequitur aspectum tuum, Plaut. Ep. 4, 2, 3: quid petam praesidi aut exsequar? Enn. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 19, 44 (Trag. v. 112 ed. Vahl.): non igitur dubium, quin aeternitatem maluerit exsequi, etc., to follow after, take pattern after, Cic. Univ. 2 fin.: cur non omnes fatum illius (Pompei) una exsecuti sumus? followed, pursued, subjected ourselves to, id. Att. 9, 12, 1; cf. id. Phil. 2, 22, 54: sectam meam exsecutae comites, joined, Cat. 63, 15: suam quisque spem, sua consilia, communibus deploratis, exsequentes, Liv. 5, 40, 5: aerumnam, qs. to pursue, i. e. to undergo, suffer, endure, Plaut. Capt. 2, 1, 1: egestatem, id. Trin. 3, 2, 60: mortem, id. Ps. 4, 2, 38: probrum, id. Truc. 2, 5, 8.

    — In partic. To follow up, prosecute, carry out; to perform, execute, accomplish, fulfil (syn.: conficio, perficio, perago, consummo, patro, perpetro, absolvo): nullam rem oportet dolose aggrediri, nisi Astute accurateque exsequare, Plaut. Truc. 2, 5, 10; cf.: est difficile id non exsequi usque ad extremum, Cic. Rab. Post. 2, 5: inceptum hoc itiner perficere exsequar, Plaut. Merc. 5, 2, 72 and 88: incepta, Liv. 30, 4, 10: imperium, Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 22: mandata vestra, Cic. Phil. 9, 4, 9: omnia regis officia et munera, id. de Sen. 10, 34; cf.: munus officii (with tueri), id. ib. 20, 72: munus (with fungi), id. Tusc. 3, 7, 15: negotia, id. Off. 1, 23, 79: obsidiones, Tac. A. 15, 4: scelus, Curt. 8, 6: sermonem cum aliquo, to converse, Plaut. Trin. 2, 2, 5: cum civitas armis jus suum exsequi conaretur, to assert, maintain, * Caes. B. G. 1, 4, 3: comptam et mitem orationem, Cic. de Sen. 9, 28.

    —With a rel.-clause: quem locum ipse capturus esset, cogitando aut quaerendo exsequebatur, Liv. 35, 28, 4: summa omnia cum cura inquirendo exequebatur, id. 22. 3, 2.

    —With ut: mihi Exsequi certa res est, ut abeam Potius hinc ad forum, quam domi cubem, Plaut. Most. 3, 2, 17.

    — To go through with in speaking, to relate, describe, say, tell (freq. since the Aug. period): quae vix verbis exsequi possum, Cic. Fam. 11, 27, 6: quidam exsecuti sunt verbosius, Quint. 5, 12, 15: si omnia exsequi velim, Liv. 27, 27, 12: haec omnia copiosius, Quint. 9, 3, 89: quae diligentius, id. 10, 4, 6: quae divine in Oratore (Tullius), id. 1, 6, 18: caelestia dona aerii mellis, Verg. G. 4, 2; cf.: laudes brassicae, Plin. 20, 9, 33, § 78: numerum subtiliter, Liv. 3, 5, 13: sententias, Tac. A. 3, 65: vetera facunde, id. ib. 12, 58: vera, id. ib. 11, 21: imagines et elogia universi generis, Suet. Galb. 3 et saep.

    — To pursue with punishment, to punish, avenge (perh. not ante-Aug.): omnia scire, non omnia exsequi, Tac. Agr. 19: deorum hominumque violata jura, Liv. 3, 25, 8: injurias accusationibus, Plin. Ep. 3, 4, 5: delicta, Suet. Caes. 67: doloris exsequendi jus, Liv. 5, 11, 5: justum dolorem, Dig. 29, 5, 33.

    —Absol.: pater caedetur? defendam: caesus est? exsequar, Sen. de Ira, 1, 12; Dig. 34, 9, 22.

    —Once with a pers. object: me L. Tarquinium Superbum cum scelerata coniuge, etc., ferro, igni exsecuturum, to pursue, Liv. 1, 59, 1 (MSS.; Weissenb. et al. exacturum).

    —Hence, exse-quens (exeq-), entis, P. a. (acc. to II.), searching after, studious of: memoriarum veterum exsequentissimus, Gell. 10, 12, 9.!*? exsequi as pass.: quaerebatur an prioris judicis sententia exsequi possit, could be carried out (cf. II. B. supra), Dig. 2, 1, 19.

    Hence, exsecūtus (exec-), a, um, in pass. signif.: exsecuto regis imperio, executed, Just. 7, 3, 2.
     
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