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ex-pers, tis, adj. [pars], having no part in, not sharing in, not privy to.

I. Prop. (rare but class.).—Constr. with gen.: ne expers partis esset de nostris bonis, Ter. Heaut. 4, 1, 39: communis juris et consilii (opp. particeps libertatis), Cic. Rep. 1, 27, 43: sunt expertes imperii, consilii publici, judicii delectorum judicum, id. ib. 1, 31, 47 Mos.: tanti tam inusitati consilii, id. Att. 8, 8, 1; cf.: animum advorte nunc jam, Quapropter te expertem amoris nati habuerim, i. e. left ignorant of his amour, Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 83.—

II. Transf., in gen., destitute or devoid of, free from, without (freq. and class.).— Constr. in class. lang. with gen.; ante-class. and in Sall. also with abl.

(a). With gen.: omnium vitiūm expers, Titin. ap. Non. 495, 13: laboris, Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 16: omnis eruditionis expers atque ignarus, Cic. de Or. 2, 1, 1: veritatis, id. ib. 2, 19, 81: negotii publici, id. Rep. 1, 2: humanitatis, id. Div. 2, 38, 81: nuptiarum, Hor. C. 3, 11, 11: viri, Ov. M. 1, 479: ferae rationis et orationis expertes, Cic. Off. 1, 16, 50: Chium (vinum) maris expers, without sea-water, Hor. S. 2, 8, 15: sui, Cic. Lael. 23, 87; cf.: ut nulla ejus vitae pars summae turpitudinis esset expers, id. Verr. 2, 2, 78, 191: vis consili expers, Hor. C. 3, 4, 65 et saep.: expers matris imperii, free from, i. e. neglectful of, disobedient to, Plaut. As. 3, 1, 2.—

(b). With abl.: ea res me domo expertem facit, Plaut. Pers. 4, 3, 40: eo more, id. Am. 2, 2, 81: metu, id. As. 1, 1, 31: malitiis, Turp. ap. Non. 501, 7: omnes famā atque fortunis expertes sumus, Sall. C. 33, 1.