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ces·tus 1

 (sĕs′təs)
n. pl. ces·ti (-tī)
A woman's belt or girdle, especially as worn in ancient Greece.

[Latin, belt, from Greek kestos; see kent- in Indo-European roots.]

ces·tus 2

also caes·tus (sĕs′təs)
n. pl. ces·tus·es also caes·tus·es
A covering for the hand made of leather straps weighted with iron or lead and worn by boxers in ancient Rome.

[Latin caestus, from caedere, to strike; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.]
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cestus

(ˈsɛstəs) or

cestos

n
(Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth the girdle of Aphrodite (Venus) decorated to cause amorousness
[C16: from Latin, from Greek kestos belt, from kentein to stitch]

cestus

(ˈsɛstəs) or

caestus

n, pl -tus or -tuses
1. (Historical Terms) (in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist's gauntlet of bull's hide loaded or studded with metal
2. (Boxing) (in classical Roman boxing) a pugilist's gauntlet of bull's hide loaded or studded with metal
[C18: from Latin caestus, probably from caedere to strike, slay]
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ces•tus1

(ˈsɛs təs)

n., pl. -ti (-tī).
a girdle or belt, esp. as worn by women of ancient Greece.
Also, esp. Brit.,ces′tos.
[1570–80; < Latin < Greek kestós a girdle, literally, (something) stitched]

ces•tus2

(ˈsɛs təs)

n., pl. -tus•es.
a hand covering made of leather strips weighted with lead or iron, worn by boxers in ancient Rome.
[1725–35; < Latin cestus,caestus]
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(22) Milena Secka, 1996: 98, in Magdalena Vyletova, "Rumunsti Cesi, cesti Rumuni: Formy identifikace krajanu zijicich ve vesnici Svata Helena" (bachelor's thesis, Masaryk University, 2007), accessed July 27, 2009, http://is .muni .cz/th/144329/fs s_b/BAKULE.pdf.
In the Cesti Hurtado Case, (138) the court stated a judicial authority considering a habeas corpus petition should determine whether the detention was "arbitrary," as proscribed by Article 7, Paragraph 3, of the American Convention.
Atto's musical settings, discussed at length, were conventional too: like the cantatas of Giacomo Carissimi or Antonio Cesti.
[8] Bianchi, D.; Bosetti, A.; Golini, P.; Cesti, P.; Pina, C.
Regiment po cesti gre / The Regiment Is on the March
While the accompaniments may be anachronistic and overly romanticized, it is hard to imagine a more heartfelt performance of Caccini's "Amarilli mia bella" or Cesti's "Intorno all' idol mio." She also had that rare ability--as in Paisiello's "Net cor piu non mi sento"--to inject an infectious smile into the voice (virtually a lost art these days).