fasces fasces

Definition(s):

  • (n) 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

Usage(s):

  1. Beck went on a big fasces kick back in the spring.
  2. It is a Fascist Empire, because it bears the indestructible sign of the will and power of the lictors and fasces of Rome.
  3. The diminutive, testy, puppetlike Vittorio Emanuele was the symbol of a legality shrewdly wrapped around the fasces.

News

  • Lawmakers support $259 million Capitol renovation

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Thomas Whetstone pointed at a 2-foot crack on the third floor of the Wyoming Capitol. The fissure meanders for a few inches then rips through the painted motif of a Roman fasces, a wooden bundle tied around an axe that symbolizes magisterial power. A ...
    on March 7, 2014     Source: The Washington Times

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