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  • n. In law, evidence tending to prove the good character of one accused.


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  • Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul said in her laudatio.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Cicero's speeches employ laudatio and vituperatio, in which, among the four virtues, temperantia (with its antitheses) receives by far the greatest attention, not only because accusations of luxuria and avaritia had long proved most effective in arousing indignatio and odium, but also because Cicero sincerely believed that these were the vices most typical of Rome and most dangerous to the welfare of the Republic.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • 'Quoties magni alicuius viri mors ab historicis narrata est, toties fere consummatio totius vitae et quasi funebris laudatio redditur.

    The Student's Companion to Latin Authors

  • Agorastocles and the _Advocati_ bandy extensive rhetoric; in _Trin. _ 276 ff., the action is suspended while Philto proves himself Polonius 'ancestor in his long-winded sermonizing to Lysiteles and his insistent _laudatio temporis acti_; in

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus

  • Tehillah (12533a14. gif; Septuagint, ainesis; Vulg., laudatio; "a song of praise"), is the title only of Ps. cxlv (cxliv).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • It will be seen that the decree of Pope Nicholas reserves the actual election to the cardinals, but requires the assent (laudatio) of the lower clergy and laity.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • As the title of _Gesta Populi Romani_ was given to the _Aeneid_ on its appearance, so the _Historiae ab Urbe Condita_ might be called, with no less truth, a funeral eulogy -- _consummatio totius vitae et quasi funebris laudatio_ -- delivered, by the most loving and most eloquent of her children, over the grave of the great Republic.

    Latin Literature

  • For an account of the practice of laudatio see Marq.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

  • This fragment, and a discussion of its relation to the whole, will he found in the _C.assical Review_ for June 1905, p. 261; the laudatio without the new fragment in _C. I.L._ vi.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero

  • It is in the form of a laudatio, or funeral encomium; yet we cannot feel sure that he actually delivered it as a speech, for throughout it he addresses, not an audience, but the lost wife herself, in a manner unique among such documents of the kind as have come down to us.

    Social life at Rome in the Age of Cicero


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