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Lewis : divisio

divisio, dīvīsĭo, ōnis, f. id., a division, separation. Lit. (very rare). In gen.: si divisio fieret, Just. 11, 13, 7: animae ac spiritus, Vulg. Hebr. 4, 12.

In partic. I. q. distributio, partition, distribution: agrorum, Tac. A. 1, 10.

Concr., an allotment, portion of food, etc., Dig. 30, 122; 33, 1, 23: POPVLO VIRITIM DIVISIONEM DEDIT, Inscr. Mommsen, 73; cf. Inscr. Orell. 3094; 4396.

In mal. part., a violation, dishonoring, acc. to Cic. Fam. 9, 22, 4, and Quint. 8, 3, 46.

Differences, subjects of dispute: diversa, quae divisiones multiplices ingerebant, Amm. 22, 7, 3.

Trop., logical or rhetorical division (freq. in Cic. and Quint.), Cic. N. D. 3, 3; id. Off. 3, 2, 9; id. Ac. 2, 31, 99; Quint. 7, 1, 1; 5, 10, 63; 2 cap. 6: De divisione, etc.