fas·ces | \ˈfa-ˌsēz \

Definition of fasces 

: 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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First Known Use of fasces

1598, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fasces

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

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