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προΐστασθαι

Ὁ δὲ μὴ δυνάμενος κοινωνεῖν ἢ μηδὲν δεόμενος δι' αὐτάρκειαν οὐθὲν μέρος πόλεως, ὥστε ἢ θηρίονθεός → Whoever is incapable of associating, or has no need to because of self-sufficiency, is no part of a state; so he is either a beast or a god
Aristotle, Politics

Greek > English (Woodhouse Verbs Reversed)

προΐστασθαι = (see also: προΐσταμαι) champion, defend, be at the head of, be leader of, put forward as an excuse, urge as a pretext, urge as an excuse, hold out as an excuse, urge in excuse

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