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ara (pl. arae). Roman altar. It could be a large, public, commemorative structure, like the sumptuous Ara Pacis (erected by Emperor Augustus to mark the establishment of Imperial power and the coming of peace in 13 BC), or a small altar in a private house by which the protection of the deities was invoked.


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ARA Aircraft Research Association
• American Railway Association
• Army Rifle Association
• Associate of the Royal Academy
• (New Zealand) Auckland Regional Authority


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Ara (macaws) See PSITTACIDAE.