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  • Roman emperors attained not this right by a senatus-consultum, duly founded upon a plebiscitum, it is very likely that they fully enjoyed it by the courtesy of the ladies.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Herod got his senatus consultum, which officially confirmed him as King of the Jews.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • You depreciate their value to prevent any returns; for it is impossible that a wine which has counted so many Syndicks, that can only be delivered by a senatus consultum, and is the PANACEA

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • However, pour la rarity du fait, I will lay out twelve ducats, for twelve bottles of the wine of 1665, by way of an eventual cordial, if you can obtain a senatus consultum for it.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • The senatus consultum created the basis for a new constitution.

    1870, Jan. 10

  • The senate passed the senatus consultum ultimum—SCU—which permitted the consuls to execute without trial any citizen deemed to be a danger to the Republic.

    e. Domestic Strife

  • The senatus consultum de re publica defendenda was passed, Flaccus Princeps Senatus died, the second interrex held elections, and finally Lepidus marched on Rome.

    Fortune's Favorites

  • He therefore went ahead with another measure in the House before he had succeeded in obtaining a senatus consultum of approval for his bill to give back the sequestrated lands.

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  • It therefore got its senatus consultum at the same session as Lepidus brought it up.

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  • But his lex agraria concerning the sequestrated lands was a different matter; it lingered in the House, and though he put it to the vote at every meeting, he continued to fail to secure enough votes to obtain a senatus consultum-which meant that under Sulla's constitution he could not take it to an Assembly.

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