Definition of licentia
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LNS
licentia, licentiae
licet
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. freedom, liberty, leave to do as one pleases, license
  2. Dae
  3. Tr
  4. Liberty which one assumes, boldness, presumption, license
  5. boldness, freedom
  6. Unrestrained liberty, unbounded license, dissoluteness, licentiousness
Abbreviations
licentia, ae, f. licet, freedom, liberty, leave to do as one pleases, license. In gen.: Dae. Licet ... licet ... licet. Tr. Hercules istum infelicet cum sua licentia, Plaut. Rud. 4, 6, 21: nobis nostra Academia magnam licentiam dat, ut, etc., Cic. Off. 3, 4, 20: pueris non omnem ludendi licentiam damus, id. ib. 1, 29, 103: tantum licentiae dabat gloria, id. de Sen. 13, 44: absolvendi, Tac. A. 14, 49: lasciviendi permittere militibus, Suet. Caes. 67.

— In partic. Liberty which one assumes, boldness, presumption, license: homo ad scribendi licentiam liber, Cic. N. D. 1, 44, 123: a Democrito omnino haec licentia, id. ib. 1, 38, 107: per intercalandi licentiam, by arbitrary intercalation, Suet. Caes. 40.

—Freq. of style: poetarum, Cic. de Or. 3, 38, 153: juvenilis quaedam dicendi impunitas et licentia, id. Brut. 91, 316: figurarum, Quint. 10, 1, 28.

— In rhet. as a figure of speech, = παρρησία, boldness, freedom of speech, Auct. Her. 4, 36, 48: poetica, Quint. 2, 4, 3; 4, 1, 58: declamatoria, id. 8, 3, 76.

— Unrestrained liberty, unbounded license, dissoluteness, licentiousness: deteriores omnes sumus licentia, Ter. Heaut. 3, 1, 74: nimia illaec licentia evadet in aliquod magnum malum, id. Ad. 3, 4, 63: omnium rerum infinita atque intoleranda licentia, Cic. Agr. 1, 5, 5: licentia libidoque, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 33, § 77: cupiditatum, id. Att. 10, 4, 1; id. Off. 2, 8, 28: habere impunitatem et licentiam sempiternam, id. Mil. 31, 84: quorum licentiae nisi Carneades restitisset, id. Div. 2, 72, 150: malle licentiam suam quam aliorum libertatem, Liv. 3, 37: Sullani temporis, lawlessness, Suet. Gram. 11: militum, Nep. Eum. 8: indomitam Refrenare (licentiam), Hor. C. 3, 24, 29: licentiam coercere, Tac. H. 1, 35: in libertatibus quoque dandis nimiam licentiam compescuit lex Fufia Caninia, Gai. Inst. 2, 228.

—Of inanimate things: magna gladiorum est licentia, the license of the sword is great, i. e. daring murders are prevalent, Cic. Fam. 4, 9, 12: immensa licentia ponti, Ov. M. 1, 309.

— Personified as a goddess: templum Licentiae (for Libertatis), Cic. Leg. 2, 17, 42; cf. Libertas.
 
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