Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To substitute.
- Substituted; put in place of another.
“There would be more suffect consuls, but Fonteius was to continue in office until the end of the year, a signal honor.”
“He left the House on the arm of Gaius Fonteius, who had become suffect consul on the Kalends of May; his own consulship he had laid down on the second day of January, thus imitating Antony the year before.”
““A suffect consulship next year for my nevvy, Titius.””
“The Senate can have suffect consuls appointed for the rump of the year.”
“His would-be assassin (that Fimbria who had gone off with Flaccus the suffect consul to relieve Sulla of his command against King Mithridates, then murdered Flaccus) could produce no better excuse at the time than to laugh that Scaevola deserved to die.”
“His unhappiness and discomfort, present since the very beginning of his tenure of the curule chair, now became intolerable; the flamen Dialis and suffect consul Merula drew himself up and faced his colleague Octavius and the enraged Metellus Pius with all the dignity he could muster.”
“Of course the moment Orestes died, Scaurus changed his tune completely — the House did not dare recall you to exercise the electoral functions of the consul with the German menace threatening Italy, so the House must appoint a suffect consul to get the elections under way.”
“C. Pomponius Graecinus, the recipient of ix, must have had some political influence, since the poem is in celebration of his becoming suffect consul in 16.”
“C. Pomponius Graecinus (_PIR1_ P 540), suffect consul in 16, was the recipient of _EP_ I vi, an appeal for his assistance, and of _EP_ II vi,”
“Both poems have points of contact with poem ix, a letter of congratulation sent to Graecinus on his becoming suffect consul.”
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