Definition of utilitas
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LNS
ūtilitās, ūtilitātis
utilis
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. use, usefulness, utility, serviceableness, service, expediency, benefit, profit, advantage
Abbreviations
ūtilitas, ātis (gen. plur. utilitatum and utilitatium), f. utilis, use, usefulness, utility, serviceableness, service, expediency, benefit, profit, advantage (used equally in sing. and plur.): commodis utilitatique servire, Cic. Q. Fr. 1, 1, 8, § 24: enitendum est, ut ostendas, in eā re, quam defendas, aut dignitatem inesse aut utilitatem ... nihil ad utilitatem suam referre, id. de Or. 2, 51, 207: etiamsi nulla sit utilitas ex amicitiā, id. Fin. 1, 20, 69: si ea (justitia) quae propter utilitatem constituitur, utilitate aliā convellitur, id. Leg. 1, 15, 42: incidunt multae saepe causae, quae conturbent animos utilitatis specie, id. Off. 3, 10, 40: nihil tam secundum naturam quam utilitas, id. ib. 3, 8, 35: utilitas justi prope mater et aequi, Hor. S. 1, 3, 98: persaepe evenit, ut utilitas cum honestate certet, Cic. Part. Or. 25, 89: usus est familiā, si utilitate judicandum est, optima, si forma, vix mediocri, Nep. Att. 13, 3: satin' ego oculis utilitatem obtineo sincere an parum? i. e. have I the right use of my eyes? do I see aright? Plaut. Ep. 5, 1, 28: in eā re utilitatem ego faciam ut cognoscas meam, i. e. how useful I can be, Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 18: si et belli utilitatem et pacis dignitatem retinere vultis, what is useful for war, Cic. Imp. Pomp. 6, 14: neque de fortitudine quid detrahitur neque de utilitate, Dig. 21, 1, 38, § 7.

—Plur.: nihil de utilitatibus, nihil de commodis suis cogitare, Cic. Fin. 1, 10, 34: natura consultrix et provida utilitatum opportunitatumque omnium, id. N. D. 2, 22, 58: utilitates ex amicitiā maximae capientur, id. Lael. 9, 32: (Trio) mirabiles utilitates mihi praebet, id. Att. 7, 5, 2: teque Alexandrinum bellum gerente utilitatibus tuis paruit, id. Deiot. 5, 13: utilitatibus tuis possum carere, i. e. I can do without your services, id. Fam. 16, 3, 2: utilitates aut in constituendis aut in conservandis civitatibus constitutas, id. de Or. 1, 9, 36; 1, 43, 193.
 
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