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as-sisto (ads-, Fleck., Lachm., B. and K., Rib., Halm; ass-, Merk.), astĭti, no sup., 3, v. n. (cf. absisto), to place one's self somewhere, to stand, post one's self.

I. In gen.: Mane tu atque adsiste ilico, Plaut. Most. 4, 2, 2: Adsistite omnes contra me, id. Ps. 1, 2, 23: ut adsisterent coram Domino, Vulg. Job, 1, 6; ib. 2 Par. 9, 7: adsiste altrinsecus, Plaut. Ps. 1, 3, 123: hic propter hunc adsiste, Ter. Ad. 2, 1, 15: Qui nunc hic adsistunt, Vulg. Zach. 3, 7: Accede, nate, adsiste, Cic. Tusc. 2, 9, 21: ut ipsi ad fores adsisterent, imperat, id. Verr. 2, 1, 26: ut contra omnes hostium copias in ponte unus (Cocles) adsisteret, id. Leg. 2, 4, 10: Quem Turnus super adsistens, Verg. A. 10, 490: Donec Laërtius heros Astitit, Ov. M. 13, 125. —

II. Esp.

A. As indicating a completed action, to stand somewhere, to stand at or by: ita jacere talum, ut rectus adsistat, may stand erect, Cic. Fin. 3, 16, 54: Nec refert quibus adsistas regionibus ejus, Lucr. 1, 964: lecto assistere, Ov. F. 5, 457: precanti, id. ib. 1, 631: adsisto divinis, Hor. S. 1, 6, 114: neque enim scribenti, ediscenti et cogitanti praeceptor adsistit, Quint. 1, 2, 12.—With acc.: equos, Stat. Th. 3, 299.— Trop.: consulum tribunalibus Italia et publicae provinciae adsisterent, i. e. comparerent jura accepturi, Tac. A. 13, 4.—

B. Alicui.

a. To stand by one (as counsel) before a tribunal, to defend, assist, aid (post-Aug. for the class. adesse, q. v.): adsistebam Vareno, Plin. Ep. 7, 6, 3; 7, 10, 85; Dig. 6, 1, 54; App. Dogm. Plat. 1, p. 3.—

b. To stand before one on trial, in judgment (eccl. Lat.): Caesari oportet te adsistere, Vulg. Act. 27, 23.