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EtymologyEdit

From Latin fasces, plural of fascis

NounEdit

fasces (singular fascis)

  1. 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

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NounEdit

fascēs

  1. nominative plural of fascis
  2. accusative plural of fascis
  3. vocative plural of fascis

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “fasces”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • fasces in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • fasces in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin