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lictor

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noun lic·tor \ˈlik-tər\

Definition of lictor

  1. :  an ancient Roman officer who bore the fasces as the insignia of his office and whose duties included accompanying the chief magistrates in public appearances



Origin and Etymology of lictor

Middle English littour, from Latin lictor


First Known Use: 14th century

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