fasces

Literally, a bundle, this was used for the bundle of rods surrounding an axe, that was carried by the lictors, the bodyguards of a magistrate cum imperio. In Rome, the lictors carried fasces before consuls, praetores and dictators, the magistrates that held imperium (which means that they had the right to command and interpret the flight of the bir…...

Fasces

Fasces (z, a plurale tantum, from the Latin word fascis, meaning `bundle`) is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe with its blade emerging. The fasces had its origin in the Etruscan civilization, and was passed on to ancient Rome, where it symbolized a magistrate`s power and jurisdiction. The image has survived as a represe......
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Fasces

(Latin) a bundle of rods in the middle of which is tied an axe; the fasces was an emblem of governmental power; lictors carried fasces in front of powerful people as a symbol of their authority.
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fasces

(plural form of Latin fascis: `bundle`) in ancient Rome, insignia of official authority. It was carried by the lictors, or attendants, and was ... [1 related articles]
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fasces

[n] - bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding
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Fasces

• (pl.) A bundle of rods, having among them an ax with the blade projecting, borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of their authority.
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fasces

noun bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate`s power; in modern Italy it is a symbol of fascism
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Fasces

Fas'ces noun plural [ Latin , plural of fascis bundle; confer fascia a band, and Greek fa`kelos a bundle.], (Rom. Antiq.) A bundle of rods, having among them an ax with the blade projecting, borne before the Roman magistrates as a badge of ...
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fasces

bundle of rods with an axe used to symbolise authority
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fasces

fasces (făs'ēz) [Lat.,=bundles], ancient Roman symbol of the regal and later the magisterial authority. The fasces were cylindrical bundles of wooden rods, tied tightly together, from which an axe projected; they were borne by guards, called lictors, before praetors, consuls, procons...
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fasces

fasces Bundle, packet. A bundle of birch rods tied around in a crisscross pattern with red leather thongs. In ancient Rome, fasces were assigned to the higher magistrates as symbols of authority, and might represent power over life. Carried by men called lictors, they preceded the curule magistrate as well as the proconsul and propraetor, as a sy...
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Fasces

Fasces were bundles of wooden rods made of elm or birch strapped together with an axe whose head protruded at right angles from the sticks. The fasces symbolised the authority of the senior magistrates of ancient Rome and were carried by the lictors who preceded them.
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fasces

In ancient Rome, bundles of rods carried in procession by the lictors (minor officials) in front of the chief magistrates, as a symbol of the latter's power over the lives and liberties of the...
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