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Here she relies on 16th century lexicon and the Latin root for the word "profession", profiteri, to profess or to make a public declaration and her discussion of the plays' interest in contracts seeks to justify this claim.
65v: "Et quoniam stoici magnum quiddam in philosophia mihi profiteri visi sunt, ii primi quid sentiant, audiendi sint, qui sequentes communis notiones bonum utilitatem esse definiunt, aut non aliud ab utilitate.
The Latin professus, the name for a public teacher, is the past participle of profiteri, to avow or to confess.
The term profession originates from the Latin profiteri, which means to declare aloud, to make a public avowal.
Lazzeri, "Documenta," 83-84, cited at 84: "Si vero, quod absit, alique de predictis Sororibus ipsam profiteri Regulam pertinaciter recusarent; tu huiusmodi recusantium numerum, cum recusantium occasionibus sive causis, nec non et conditiones earum, et nomina, nobis studeas intimare; ut circa id quieti nostre conscientie provideri, et de ipsarum statu, per prefatum patrem et dominum possit, prout eius decreverit sanctitas, ordinari.
10) Homer, 1510c, aijr: "Quod [iudicium] (vt alia taceam quam plurima) ex eo maxime profiteri admoneor: quod Iliada Homericam (vtinam totam) ab Nicolao Valla tralatam atque latinam factam: e Latio vsque atque adeo Roma ipsa ad nos ut praelo aliquando librario multiplicetur aduehendam curasti.
neglectissima ratione, perinde ac A very foolish proposal, lacking turpe sit quotocuique doctissimo all reason, just as it would be eam satyram Juvenalis profiteri, unseemly for someone, however, modo ipsius foret