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conscript fathers

plural noun

  1. the senators of ancient Rome.
  2. any legislators.


conscript fathers

plural noun

  1. literary.
    august legislators, esp Roman senators


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Word History and Origins

Origin of conscript fathers1

First recorded in 1525–35
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Example Sentences

Such a thing the conscript fathers of the connection would feel ought to be put a stop to with a high hand.

Conscript fathers, none of the transactions at Caudium were directed by human wisdom.

You know, oh Conscript Fathers, what influences were arrayed against me.

Come to my help, Conscript Fathers, and render to your Lords and mine your united thanks for my promotion.'

In ancient Rome the members of the senate are the Patres conscripti, the “Conscript fathers.”

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