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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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