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mace

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noun \ˈmās\

Definition of mace

  1. :  an aromatic spice consisting of the dried external fibrous covering of a nutmeg



Origin of mace

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French mascie, macis, from Medieval Latin macis


First Known Use: 13th century


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mace

noun

Definition of mace

  1. 1 a :  a heavy often spiked staff or club used especially in the Middle Ages for breaking armor b :  a club used as a weapon

  2. 2 a :  an ornamental staff borne as a symbol of authority before a public official (as a magistrate) or a legislative body b :  one who carries a mace



Origin of mace

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *mattia; akin to Latin mateola mallet


First Known Use: 14th century


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mace

verb

Simple Definition of mace

  • : to spray (a person) with Mace

Full Definition of mace

macedmac·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to attack with the liquid Mace

Examples of mace

  1. She maced the man who attacked her.



1968

First Known Use of mace

1968


Mace

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trademark \ˈmās\

Simple Definition of Mace

  • —used for a liquid that stings the eyes and skin and that is used as a spray to defend against an attacker

Full Definition of Mace

  1. —used for a temporarily disabling liquid usually used as a spray


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