FASCES = fas·ces
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
THE ORIGIN OF FASCES
plural of fascis, a bundle, fagot, packet from Indo-European base an unverified form bhasko-, bundle from source Middle Irish basc, neckband
FASCES plural noun
A bundle of rods bound together around an axe with the blade projecting, carried before ancient Roman magistrates as an emblem of authority.
ORIGIN OF FASCES
Latin fascēs pl. of fascis