Did you admit a man who was so openly filthy to the fasces and the tribunal?
The number of fasces and lictors varied with the dignity of the magistrate.
I ask no splendor, no pomp of triumphs, nor lictors with their fasces.
It is a representation of the Roman fasces in ebony, and is surmounted by a globe and an eagle in silver.
The Roman consuls were accustomed to use a certain badge of authority called the fasces.
On one side of it is a bust of the general, and on the other a trophy of English arms surrounding a fasces.
Cinna accepted the proposal, and naming Marius proconsul, sent him fasces and the other insigna of the office.
The answer is instantly found—Let the fasces be lowered before—the supreme sovereignty of the people.
fasces, wreathed with bay, were carried before both generals in token of their victories.
The Observatory Avenue leads to the gate of the main entrance, which with its gilded "fasces" looks really majestic.
1590s, from Latin fasces "bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting" (plural of fascis "bundle" of wood, etc.), perhaps from PIE *bhasko- "band, bundle" (cf. Middle Irish basc "neckband," Welsh baich "load, burden," Old English bæst "inner bark of the linden tree"). Carried before a lictor, a superior Roman magistrate, as a symbol of power over life and limb: the sticks symbolized punishment by whipping, the axe head execution by beheading.