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
Origin of fascesL, plural of fascis, a bundle, fagot, packet ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhasko-, bundle from source Middle Irish basc, neckband
A bundle of rods bound together around an ax with the blade projecting, carried before ancient Roman magistrates as an emblem of authority.
Origin of fascesLatin fascēs, pl. of fascis, bundle.
From Latin fasces, plural of fascis