conscript fathers


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conscript fathers

pl n
(Historical Terms) literary august legislators, esp Roman senators
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Our young man had come to entertain a kindness for these conscript fathers of invisible families, who had something of the toga in the voluminous folds of their conversation, but were otherwise rather bare and bald, with stony wrinkles in their faces, like busts and statues of ancient law-givers.