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AUCTOR. Among the Romans the seller was called auctor; and public, sales were made by fixing a spear in the forum, and a person who acted as crier stood by the spear the catalogue of the goods to be sold was made in tables called auctionariae.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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La auctoritas, finalmente, se deriva de la palabra auctor, que designa el sujeto de la autoridad capaz de comenzar, fundamentar y desarrollar acciones, decisiones y juicios originados en los demas.
Although Seth Lerer assumes that the image imagines the moment when Lydgate presents his work to his "patron" (i.e., Boccaccio), logic suggests to me that the book is passing in the opposite direction: from the long-dead auctor to his follower to translate.
Winkler's paradigm-shifting work of 1985, Auctor and Actor, prompted a resurgence of Apuleian studies with a much broader cultural and aesthetic remit.
Y es gran peligro transcorrer en mucho credito cuando quien es auctor de lo falso es hombre grave e de auctoridad (Historia, I: 14).