Definition of nefarius
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LNS
nefārius, nefāria, nefārium
nefas
adjective (2-1-2)
  1. impious, execrable, abominable, nefarious
Abbreviations
nefārius, a, um, adj. nefas, impious, execrable, abominable, nefarious (class.; syn.: impius, sacrilegus): homo nefarius et impius, Cic. Off. 2, 14, 51: nefarius Atreus, Hor. A. P. 186: voluntates consceleratae ac nefariae, Cic. Sull. 9, 28: scelestum ac nefarium facinus, id. Rosc. Am. 13, 37: singularis et nefaria crudelitas, Caes. B. G. 7, 77; Cic. Rep. 3, 9, 14: multa commemorare nefaria in socios, id. Off. 2, 8, 28: nefario scelere se obstringere, Caes. B. C. 2, 32: nuptiae. Gai. Inst. 1, 64.

— Subst.: nefārium, ii, n., a heinous act, a crime: rem publicam nefario obstringere. Liv 9, 34.

—Hence, adv.: nefāriē, impiously, execrably, heinously, abominably: aliquid nefarie flagitioseque facere, Cic. Verr. 1, 13, 37; id. Div. in Caecil. 12, 38: nefarie moliri pestem patriae, id. Cat. 2, 1, 1: nefarie occisus pater, id. Rosc. Am. 11, 30.
 
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