[ UK /fˈæsɪz/ ]
  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
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How To Use fasces In A Sentence

  • It also attacks Mussolini, the clown in the pulpit on the right who is shown dangling a bundle of fasces from a sickle as he delivers a political tirade. Jose Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera - The Murals
  • He raised a withered fasces of fingers and pointed one at me. VITALS
  • The fasces of Italian fascism are nicked from the fasces carried by the lictors, symbolising the unity of the Roman people.
  • That stigmatism was apparently short lived, unlike that of the swastika of Nazi Germany, and the fasces appears today on several symbols of U.S. government, including the seal of the U.S. Winged Liberty (“Mercury”) Dime, 1916-1945 : Coin Guide
  • So, fascism essentially meant the Mussolini movement's adoption of the fasces as the symbol of what became known as the Fascist movement.
  • The very word ‘Fascism’ is an allusion to the tied-up bundle of rods (the fasces) that the lictors of ancient Rome bore as a visible symbol of the united strength of the Roman people.
  • Panaque Siluanumque senem Nymphasque sorores. illum non populi fasces, non purpura regum flexit et infidos agitans discordia fratres, aut coniurato descendens Dacus ab Histro, 40 non res Romanae perituraque regna; neque ille aut doluit miserans inopem aut inuidit habenti. quos rami fructus, quos ipsa uolentia rura sponte tulere sua, carpsit, nec ferrea iura insanumque forum aut populi tabularia uidit. 'God made the country but man made the town'
  • The fasces of ancient Roman times were of course the bundles of rods carried by the lictors to symbolize the great strength of the organized Roman people.
  • The fasces were the insignia of a Roman praetor, consul, general, or governor. The Spartacus War
  • Like the fasces carried by Roman lictors, weaving, in which separate strands are plaited together to form a new and far more robust entity, becomes the embodiment of communal strength and unity of purpose.
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