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mŏnĭtor, ōris, m. [moneo], one who reminds one of any thing, an admonisher, monitor (syn.: hortator, auctor).

  1. I. In gen.: nil opus fuit monitore, Ter. Heaut. 1, 1, 119: monitor et praemonstrator, id. ib. 5, 1, 2: est enim (hoc praeceptum) non tam acutum quam necessarium, magisque monitoris non fatui quam eruditi magistri, Cic. de Or. 2, 24, 99: stet ad latus monitor, Sen. Ep. 94, 72: officii, Sall. J. 85, 10: monitoris egere, Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 67.
  2. II. In partic.
    1. A. The counsellor who furnishes an orator with his points of law, a remembrancer, an assistant: video mihi non te sed hunc librum esse responsurum, quem monitor tuus hic tenet, Cic. Div. in Caecil. 16, 52.
    2. B. He who reminds one of people’s names, a nomenclator: per monitorem appellandi sunt, Cic. Mur. 36, 77; Plin. Pan. 23.
    3. C. An overseer, superintendent, e. g. of youth; an instructor, guide, teacher: juvenis monitoribus asper, Hor. A. P. 163: generosa pubes Te monitore regi, mores et facta priorum Discere, Stat. S. 5, 3, 147; id. Th. 12, 205.
      Of farm-slaves, Col. 1, 9, 4; 7, Paul. Sent. 3, 6, 35; Dig. 33, 7, 8; leader, general of troops, Sil. 8, 370.
    4. D. A prompter in the theatre: monitores qui monent histriones in scenā, Paul. ex Fest. p. 138 Müll.; Inscr. Orell. 4916.
    5. E. In relig. lang., one who leads in praying: MONITOR AVGVR, Inscr. Don. cl. 1, 44: sine monitore, quia de pectore oramus, precantes sumus, Tert. Apol. 30.