fasces : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • 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

  • Beck went on a big fasces kick back in the spring.
  • It is a Fascist Empire, because it bears the indestructible sign of the will and power of the lictors and fasces of Rome.
  • When Germany issued a special twelve-pfennig stamp advertising Italo-German solidarity (with pictures of Hitler and Mussolini, fasces, swastika and inscription) the British .
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    March 6, 2014 - The Washington Times

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