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In ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power
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The Collaborative International Dictionary
Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fasces \Fas"ces\, n. pl. [L., pl. of fascis bundle; cf. fascia a band, and Gr. 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 their authority.
Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. A Roman symbol of judicial authority consisting of a bundle of wooden sticks, with an axe blade embedded in the centre; used also as a symbol of fascism
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1590s, from Latin fasces "bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting" (plural of fascis "bundle" of wood, etc.), from Proto-Italic *faski- "bundle," perhaps from PIE *bhasko- "band, bundle" (cognates: Middle Irish basc "neckband," Welsh...
Word definitions in WordNet
n. 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
Word definitions in Wikipedia
thumb|upright=0.4|A fasces image, with the axe in the middle of the bundle of rods. Fasces (, (, , 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...
Usage examples of fasces.
Brutus was, with the consent of his colleague, first attended by the fasces, who had not been a more zealous assertor of liberty than he was afterwards its guardian.
Most panels bore the scarab-and-wreath stamp of the Universities of Alexandria-in-Egypt, but some carried the fasces of the Roman School of Engineering, and a few were marked with the symbols of schools in Hausa, Africa.
He folded it and rolled it into its long fabric sheath, then, with Kaye’s help, unsocketed the tent poles and clapped them together into a fasces connected top to bottom by their stretching cords.