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fasces

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction fas·ces \ˈfas-ˌēz\

Definition of fasces

  1. :  a bundle of rods and among them an ax with projecting blade borne before ancient Roman magistrates as a badge of authority



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Origin of fasces

Latin, from plural of fascis bundle; akin to Latin fascia


First Known Use: 1598


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