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conscribo, conscrībo, psi, ptum, 3, v. a.; lit., to write together, i. e., To write together in a roll or list, to enroll; very freq. as a milit. t. t., of the levying of troops, Caes. B. G. 1, 10; 1, 24; 2, 2; 2, 8 et saep.; Lentul. ap. Cic. Fam. 12, 15, 7: cohortes veteranas tumulti causā, Sall. C. 59, 5: inter septimanos conscribi, Tac. H. 3, 25: inter nostros, Vulg. 1 Macc. 13, 40: conscripti in Ciliciam legiones, Suet. Caes. 8; 24; id. Galb. 10: exercitum adversum aliquem, Val. Max. 5, 4, 5.—And of the enrolment of colonists: decrevit senatus, ut C. Lentulus consul sex milia familiarum conscriberet, quae in eas colonias dividerentur, Liv. 37, 46, 10.—So of enrolling in a particular class of citizens, to inscribe, choose: eodem tempore et centuriae tres equitum conscriptae sunt, Liv. 1, 13, 8.—So the frequently occurring title of senators: Patres Conscripti (prop. Patres, conscripti, i. e. Patres et conscripti), chosen, elect, assembled fathers (lit. fathers and elect): traditum inde (sc. post reges exactos) fertur, ut in Senatum vocarentur, qui Patres quique Conscripti essent: Conscriptos videlicet in novum senatum appellabant lectos, Liv. 2, 1, 11; cf. Fest. p. 254, 22 Müll.; Paul. ex Fest. p. 7, 5, and p. 41, 13 ib.; Cic. Cat. 1, 11, 27; id. Planc. 35, 87; Nep. Hann. 12, 2; Liv. 3, 52, 6; 6, 26, 4; Dict. of Antiq.; and in imitation of this: di conscripti, App. M. 6, p. 182, 35.—In a play upon words (censured by Quint.): ne Patres conscripti videantur circumscripti, Auct. ap. Quint. 9, 3, 72.—Also in sing., of one senator: pater conscriptus, Cic. Phil. 13, 13, 28; and absol., poet. in sing.: conscriptus, i, m., a senator: quod sit conscripti, quod judicis officium, * Hor. A. P. 314.—So also of the enrolling of the people for the purpose of bribery, Cic. Planc. 18, 45; 19, 47; id. Sest. 15, 34: rex me opere oravit maximo ut sibi latrones cogerem et conscriberem, Plaut. Mil. 1, 1, 76.

To put together in writing, to draw up, compose, write (class.). With acc.: librum de consulatu, etc., Cic. Brut. 35, 132; cf. Nep. Lys. 4, 2: volumen, Cic. Rosc. Am. 35, 101: Topica Aristotelea, id. Fam. 7, 19 init.; Ov. P. 2, 9, 73: lepidas tabellas, Plaut. Ps. 1, 1, 26: epistulam, Cic. Att. 13, 50, 1: syngraphum inter me et amicam, Plaut. As. 4, 1, 1: imaginem, to delineate, sketch, Stat. S. 3, 1, 117: legem (consules), to draw up, Cic. Att. 4, 1, 7; cf. edicta, Suet. Tit. 6: condiciones, Liv. 26, 24, 8; cf. id. 29, 12, 15: foedus, id. 41, 24, 15: testamentum, Suet. Claud. 44: fortunas alterius litteris, Cic. Clu. 66, 186.—* With rel.-clause: cum pluribus conscripsisset, qui esset optimus rei publicae status, Cic. Fin. 5, 4, 11 Madv. N. cr.— With de: (illi), de quibus audivi et legi et ipse conscripsi, Cic. Sen. 23, 83; id. Att. 12, 19, 2; Quint. 2, 11, 24: de ratione dicendi, Auct. Her. 1, 1, 1.

With acc. and inf.: ut in ordinem se coactum conscriberet, write down, notice that he should be, etc., Suet. Claud. 38: omni personae quam dotem suscepisse cum marito conscribitur, Cod. Just. 5, 15, 3.

Esp., of physicians, to prescribe: pro salutaribus mortifera, Cic. Leg. 2, 5, 13.

Meton., to write something all over, to fill with writing (rare; mostly poet.): mensam vino, Ov. Am. 2, 5, 17; cf.: epistolium lacrimis, * Cat. 68, 2.

Humorously, to mark by beating, to cudgel: conscribere aliquem totum stilis ulmeis, Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 132; cf. conscribillo.

With in and abl., to write upon, mark upon: signum sanguinis id est crucis in suā fronte, Lact. 4, 26, 39.