praetextus


praetextus
index color (deceptive appearance)

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  • praetextus — /pratekstas/ A pretext; a pretense or color. Prxtextu cujus, by pretense, or under pretext whereof …   Black's law dictionary

  • Cryptanthus praetextus — Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Monocots …   Wikipedia

  • prétexte — 1. prétexte [ pretɛkst ] n. f. et adj. • 1355 ; lat. prætexta (toga) « (toge) bordée (de pourpre) », de prætexere « border » ♦ Antiq. rom. Toge blanche bordée d une bande de pourpre que portaient les jeunes patriciens et certains hauts magistrats …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pretexto — (Del lat. praetextus.) ► sustantivo masculino Motivo o causa alegada y simulada para hacer una cosa o para excusarse por haberla hecho: ■ el mejor pretexto es decir que no te encuentras bien. SINÓNIMO excusa disculpa * * * pretexto (del lat.… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • pretexte — Pretexte, Praetextus, huius praetextus. Sous ce pretexte, ou sous ceste couleur, Hoc praetextu. Bailler quelque pretexte, ou couleur ou couverture, Aliquid praetexere …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Praetexta — Pr[ae]*tex ta, n.; pl. {Pr[ae]text[ae]}, E. {Pr[ae]textas}. [L. (sc. toga), fr. praetextus, p. p. of praetexere to weave before, to fringe, border; prae before + texere to weave.] (Rom. Antiq.) A white robe with a purple border, worn by a Roman… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praetextae — Praetexta Pr[ae]*tex ta, n.; pl. {Pr[ae]text[ae]}, E. {Pr[ae]textas}. [L. (sc. toga), fr. praetextus, p. p. of praetexere to weave before, to fringe, border; prae before + texere to weave.] (Rom. Antiq.) A white robe with a purple border, worn by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Praetextas — Praetexta Pr[ae]*tex ta, n.; pl. {Pr[ae]text[ae]}, E. {Pr[ae]textas}. [L. (sc. toga), fr. praetextus, p. p. of praetexere to weave before, to fringe, border; prae before + texere to weave.] (Rom. Antiq.) A white robe with a purple border, worn by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pretext — Pre text (?; 277), n. [F. pr[ e]texte, L. praetextum, fr. praetextus, p. p. of praetexere to weave before, allege as an excuse; prae before + texere to weave. See {Text}.] Ostensible reason or motive assigned or assumed as a color or cover for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pretext — noun Etymology: Latin praetextus, from praetexere to assign as a pretext, screen, extend in front, from prae + texere to weave more at technical Date: 1513 a purpose or motive alleged or an appearance assumed in order to cloak the real intention… …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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