- the Senate and People of Rome.
Origin of S.P.Q.R.
From the Latin word Senātus Populusque Rōmānus
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Word Origin and History for s.p.q.r.
the insignia of Rome, from Latin Senatus Populusque Romanus "the Senate and People of Rome."
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