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1. fasces

noun. bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power; in modern Italy it is a symbol of fascism.

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  • fasces (Latin)

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1. Noun, plural
The word fascism comes from the Latin word fasces, which means a bundle of rods with a projecting axe blade, often carried by a functionary in ancient Rome as a symbol of a magistrate’s power.

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