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fasces (făs´ēz) [Lat.,=bundles], ancient Roman symbol of the regal and later the magisterial authority. The fasces were cylindrical bundles of wooden rods, tied tightly together, from which an axe projected; they were borne by guards, called lictors, before praetors, consuls, proconsuls, dictators, and emperors. The fasces, which symbolize unity as well as power, have often been used as emblems, e.g., on the arms of the French republic and on American coins. Italian Fascism derived its name and its emblem from the fasces.

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fas·ces / ˈfasˌēz/ • pl. n. hist. (in ancient Rome) a bundle of rods with a projecting ax blade, as a symbol of a magistrate's power. ∎  (in Fascist Italy) such items used as emblems of authority.

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fasces. Bundle of straight rods bound together, often around an axe. A Roman emblem of legal power, it was frequently used in Empire and Neo-Classical design, and was revived as an emblem of Fascism (which gets its name from fasces) in Italy in the 1920s.

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fasces in ancient Rome, a bundle of rods with a projecting axe blade, carried by a lictor as a symbol of a magistrate's power; the word is Latin, plural of fascis ‘rod’.

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Fasces

bundle of twigs, 1598; the birch rod, 1799Wilkes. See also fascicle.

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