One of the tribunes even threatened to put his veto on the bill, which was withdrawn before the voting took place.
But like the "Tribunes" and "Consuls" of the constitution of the year VIII., it was taken from.
In 75 he was consul, and excited the hostility of the optimates by carrying a law that abolished the Sullan disqualification of the tribunes from holding higher magistracies; another law de judiciis privatis, of which nothing is known, was abrogated by his brother.
Its utterances (plebiscite) had the full force of law; it elected the tribunes of the plebs and the plebeian aediles, and it pronounced judgment on the penalties which they proposed.
In 1350 Cola di Rienzi, "the last of the tribunes," was confined by the emperor Charles IV.