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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.