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Definition of the noun fasces

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  1. 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

Alternative definition of the noun fasces


  1. A Roman symbol of judicial authority consisting of a bundle of wooden sticks, with an axe blade embedded in the centre; used also as a symbol of fascism

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Google previewLines of Contention (2007)

Political Cartoons of the Civil War by J. G. Lewin, P.J. Huff

As the caption here maintains, the fasces is a symbol of strength in unity. Further, a fasces is the symbol of strong central authority. And it was ex- actly a strong federal authority that the South chose to leave. The Southern states were no longer ...

Google previewA Conservative's Book of Proverbs, Parables, and Prophecies (2016)

by Gregory Graham

A fasces is a bundle of sticks tied up with a rope with an ax head coming out of the top end. You can see a picture of one on the back of a Mercury head dime ( 1916–1945). The symbolism is clear; the sticks are the subjugated countries Rome ...

Google previewThe Guaranty News ... (1920)

The fasces is a bundle of elm or birch rods bound together by a thong and containing a two-edged axe projecting at the top. Its origin was in Roman times, when it was carried by lictors or public officers who cleared the way for kings, consuls, ...

Google previewPutting Modernism Together (2015)

Literature, Music, and Painting, 1872–1927 by Daniel Albright

Fascism (a fasces is a bundle of sticks tied together, a Roman emblem for the superior strength of the group to the ...

Google previewAbingdon New Testament Commentaries: Revelation (2011)

by Leonard L. Thompson

The fasces is a bundle of birch wood sticks, approximately five feet long ...

Google previewAmerican Stone Trade (1914)

(The fasces is the Latin name for a bundle of rods of elm or birch, tied together by a red strap, and enclosing an axe with its head outside.) Originally this was the emblem of the king's absolute authority over life and limb, and as such passed ...

Google previewNational Painters Magazine (1913)

The Roman fasces is an emblem which is occasionally wrongly used as typifying ...

Google previewMushrooms and Mankind (2000)

The Impact of Mushrooms on Human Consciousness and Religion by James Arthur

Fasces. (Symbol. for. World. Fascism). The fasces is the symbol for world fascism. Fascism is wrongly categorized ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

fasces. Bundle of straight rods bound together, often around an axe. Roman emblem of legal power: it was frequently used in *Empire and NeoClassical design, and was revived as an emblem of Fascism (which gets its name from fasces) in ...

Google previewHarper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1897)

by Harry Thurston Peck

Fasces. The Latin name for a bundle of rods, tied together by a red strap, and enclosing an axe, with its head outside. The fasces were originally the emblem of the king's absolute authority over life and limb, and as such passed over to the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia Small Silver Coins (2010)

by Roger Dewardt Lane

(fasces), within wreath of laurel, oak and wheat tied with a ribbon below, .INDO.CHINE.FRANCAISE. (French Indo-China) above / TITRE (fineness) 0,900. POIDS (weight) 2 GR.7 below. EDGE: Reeded MINT: ...

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Seagull With Fasces

Detail from the Port Authority Building at 111 Eighth Avenue. The seagull represents the Port of New York, and the fasces is the traditional emblem of authority--and the symbol and namesake of fascism, which had been going strong in Italy for 10 years when this building went up in 1932.

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Small photo of ITALY - CIRCA 1937: a stamp printed in the Italy shows Child and Fasces, circa 1937Small photo of Waterfall of fascesSmall photo of MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 3, 2017: A stamp printed in Switzerland shows Post horn with fasces, Stamp exhibition NABAG serie, circa 1959Small photo of A fabric flag of Ecuador, wit a close up on the coat of arms in the center of the flag featuring the volcano Chimborazo, a condor above, and fasces below.Small photo of Swiss Canton Flag Series: St. Gallen: The fasces on a green background dates back to ancient Rome. If judges appeared in public, two or more lectors led their way as a symbol of the judiciary.Small photo of ITALY - CIRCA 1935: A stamp printed in the Italy shows Man Holding Fasces, University Contest, circa 1935Small photo of Waterfall of fasces More...

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Fasces Meaning

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Scrabble value of F4A1S1C3E1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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