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A rod with which the praetor, or the praetor's lictor, tapped the head of a slave as a sign that he was thus made free (Livy, ii. 5; Cic. Top. 2; Pers. v. 88.) See Manumissio; Servus.

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 2, 5
    • Persius, Saturae, 5
    • Cicero, Topica, 2
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