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fasces


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 




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