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FASCES

 Dictionary entry overview: What does fasces mean? 

FASCES (noun)
  The noun FASCES has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: FASCES used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FASCES (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("fasces" is a kind of...):

allegory; emblem (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)


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