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Meaning of FASCES

Pronunciation:  'faseez

WordNet Dictionary
[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

FASCES is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 See Also: allegory, emblem



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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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