Definition of favor
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LNS
favor, favōris
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. favor, good-will, inclination, partiality
  2. a deity
  3. acclamation, applause, approbation
Abbreviations
favor, ōris, m. id., favor, good-will, inclination, partiality, esp. of a party (rare in Cic.; not in Caes.; freq. since the Aug. per. in prose and poetry; syn.: studium, benevolentia, gratia, pietas, caritas, amor). In gen. Of human beings: favorem et urbanum Cicero nova credit. Nam in epistola ad Brutum, Eum, inquit, amorem et eum (ut hoc verbo utar) favorem in consilium advocabo, Quint. 8, 3, 34; so with amor, Suet. Claud. 12; with studium, id. Vit. 15: qui favore populi tenetur et ducitur, Cic. Sest. 54, 115; cf. under II.: quae sunt varie et ad tempus descripta populis, favore magis quam re, legum nomen tenent, Cic. Leg. 2, 5, 11: amplecti aliquem favore, Liv. 2, 56: adferre alicui, Just. 27, 1: ex maxima invidia in gratiam et favorem nobilitatis Jugurtha venit, Sall. J. 13, 7; cf. opp. invidia, id. ib. 73, 4: plebis, Liv. 7, 25, 1; cf. id. 2, 56, 1: partium Pompeii, Vell. 2, 54, 2: concilia to populi favore, Suet. Caes. 11: militum, id. Tit. 5; Hor. C. 4, 8, 26; id. Ep. 2, 1, 9: favor in aliquem, Tac. H. 1, 53 fin.: pro laborantibus, Quint. 4, 1, 9.

— Rarely of Fortune: fortunae favor, Sen. Ep. 42, 4; 72, 4.

— Favor personified as a deity, Mart. Cap. 1, ยง 48 al.

— Esp., legal t. t.: favoris causa, said where the law inclines to or encourages a particular right or practice: hoc favoris causa constitutum est, ut pro plenis (honoribus) incoatos accipiamus, Dig. 50, 4, 8; 23, 3, 74; Gai Inst. 4, 14; cf.: favor libertatis, Paul. Sent. 2, 23, 2; 2, 24, 2 sq.

— In partic., acclamation, applause, at theatrical and other exhibitions (syn. plausus), approbation: quod studium et quem favorem secum in scenam attulit Panurgus? Cic. Rosc. Com. 10, 29; Phaedr. 5, 5, 25: audientium, Quint. 3, 8, 7: facere favorem, id. 7, 1, 33: promere favorem, id. 9, 1, 21: emerendi favoris gratia, id. 7, 1, 2: magno omnium favore, Suet. Claud. 21; cf.: plauditur et magno palma favore datur, Ov. Tr. 2, 506: tutatur favor Euryalum, Verg. A. 5, 343.
 
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