Definition of fascis
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LEM
fascis, fascis
FASC-
noun (m., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. a bundle, fagot, fascine, packet, parcel
  2. a burden, load
  3. [plural] a bundle of rods with an axe, carried before the highest magistrates, as an emblem of authority
  4. high office, supreme power
Abbreviations
fascis is, m FASC-, a bundle, fagot, fascine, packet, parcel: sarmentorum, L.: comites in fasce libelli, Iu.

—A burden, load: Romanus Iniusto sub fasce, i. e. soldiers' baggage, V.: (apes) animam sub fasce dedēre, V.

—Plur, a bundle of rods with an axe, carried before the highest magistrates, as an emblem of authority: imperi populi R. fasces: anteibant lictores cum fascibus bini: fasces praetoribus praeferuntur: tum demissi populo fasces, lowered before the people: fasces versi (at a consul's funeral), Ta.: Marius cum fascibus laureatis.

—Fig.: cum tibi aetas nostra fascis summitteret, yield precedence.

—High office, supreme power: fascibus conreptis, i. e. usurping the government, S.: Illum non populi fasces, non purpura regum Flexit, V.: si Detulerit fascīs indigno, i. e. the consulship, H.: fasces meruit, the throne, Iu.
 
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