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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fas-eez]
    • /ˈfæs iz/
    • /ˈfæ.siːz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fas-eez]
    • /ˈfæs iz/

Definitions of fasces word

  • noun fasces a bundle of rods containing an ax with the blade projecting, borne before Roman magistrates as an emblem of official power. 1
  • noun fasces (in ancient Rome) a bundle of rods with a projecting ax blade, carried by a lictor as a symbol of a magistrate’s power, and used as an emblem of authority in Fascist Italy. 1
  • noun plural fasces (in ancient Rome) one or more bundles of rods containing an axe with its blade protruding; a symbol of a magistrate's power 0
  • noun plural fasces (in modern Italy) such an object used as the symbol of Fascism 0
  • noun plural fasces a bundle of rods bound about an ax with projecting blade, carried before ancient Roman magistrates as a symbol of authority: later the symbol of Italian fascism 0
  • noun fasces 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. 0

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Origin of fasces

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
1590-1600; < Latin, plural of fascis bundle, pack

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fasces popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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