A.one who carries a rod or staff of office:
1. judge, umpire at a contest, Pl.Prt.338a.
2. magistrate's attendant, staff-bearer, beadle, Ar.Pax734, UPZ3.6 (ii B.C., prob.), IG9(2).735 (Larissa, iii B.C.), 1109.24 (Coropa, ii B.C.), Act.Ap.16.35; so, prob., in Th.5.50: esp. at Rome, of the lictors who carried the fasces, Plb.5.26.10, etc.: also ῥαβδοῦχοι, αἱ, female attendants on Oenanthe, mother of Agathocles, Id.15.29.13.