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mace a staff of office, especially that which lies on the table in the House of Commons when the Speaker is in the chair, regarded as a symbol of the authority of the House. The mace is an ornamental version of a medieval weapon which consisted of a heavy staff or club, typically of metal and with a spiked head; the word comes from Old French masse ‘large hammer’.

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Mace (chemical spray)

Mace, chemical spray device used by police in riot control. Mace is ordinary tear gas (chloroacetophenone, or CN) in a volatile solvent contained in a spray can. It causes severe lacrimation and temporary blindness. If sprayed directly into the face from a distance of less than 6 ft (1.8 m), it may cause permanent injury.

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mace

mace1 / mās/ • n. 1. hist. a heavy club, typically having a metal head and spikes. 2. a ceremonial staff of office. mace2 • n. the reddish fleshy outer covering of the nutmeg, dried as a spice.

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mace1 heavy club XIII; sceptre, staff of office XV; old form of billiard cue XVIII. — (O)F. masse :- Rom. *mattea club.
So macer mace bearer; (Sc.) official in a court of law. XIV. — OF. massier.

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mace2 outer covering of the nutmeg. XIV (macis). — AL. or (O)F. macis — L. macir red spicy bark from India; the form macis being apprehended as a pl., a new sg. mace was formed from it.

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Mace / mās/ • n. trademark an irritant chemical used in an aerosol to disable attackers. • v. (also mace) [tr.] spray (someone) with Mace.

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mace

mace A spice obtained from the aril of Myristica fragrans. See MYRISTICA.

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mace (in botany and cooking)

mace, in botany and cooking: see nutmeg.

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mace See nutmeg.

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maceabase, ace, apace, backspace, base, bass, brace, case, chase, dace, efface, embrace, encase, enchase, enlace, face, grace, interlace, interspace, in-your-face, lace, mace, misplace, outface, outpace, pace, place, plaice, race, space, Thrace, trace, upper case •airbase • freebase • wheelbase •database • steeplechase • paperchase •paleface • typeface • whiteface •boldface • coalface • interface •staircase • briefcase • slipcase •packing case • doorcase • showcase •notecase • pillowcase • suitcase •bookcase • nutcase • marketplace •anyplace • everyplace • showplace •shoelace • bootlace • someplace •Lovelace • fireplace • commonplace •workplace • birthplace • tenace •airspace • aerospace • hyperspace •carapace • workspace • ratrace •millrace • Fuentes • rosace

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MACE

MACE Member of the Association of Conference Executives
• Member of the Australian College of Education

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