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lic·tor

 (lĭk′tər)
n.
A Roman functionary who carried fasces when attending a magistrate in public appearances.

[From Middle English littoures, lictors, from Latin lictōrēs, pl. of lictor; see leig- in Indo-European roots.]

lictor

(ˈlɪktə)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) one of a group of ancient Roman officials, usually bearing fasces, who attended magistrates, etc
[C16 lictor, C14 littour, from Latin ligāre to bind]

lic•tor

(ˈlɪk tər)

n.
an ancient Roman official who carried the fasces and assisted magistrates in making arrests and carrying out sentences.
[1580–90; < Latin]
lic•to′ri•an (-ˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
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Whether the God descend from above Or the man ascend upon high, Whether this maker of tents be Jove Or a younger deity-- I will be no judge between your gods And your godless bickerings, Lictor, drive them hence with rods-- I care for none of these things!
Some tyrannids were restricted to one or two environments, such as Cnemotriccus fuscatus and Lessonia rufa in the forested savannah, Gubernetes yetapa, Camptostoma obsoletum and Megarynchus pitangua in the savannah, Xolmis velatus in the grasslands, Philohydor lictor in the river and Machetornis rixosa in the salinas.
FRANCESC PARCERISAS (1944) Cabezas romanas Helos aqui: el Cesar conquistador de tierras, el lictor con el haz que le hace mas digno, el togado consul, el soldado hurano, el esclavo africano.
Multiple twelfth-century authors, however, use carnifex and lictor as synonyms, so John may have thought that the two positions were the same.
En la version menos probable, muy teatralizada, Livio afirma que la intervencion de Graco se produjo despues de que el Africano <<aparto al lictor (de junto a su hermano), y cuando los tribunos trataron de retenerlo recurrio a la violencia, actuando mas como hermano que como ciudadano>> (56).
Since the guild's dedication to justice tolerates neither sadism nor mercy, Severian is exiled to the city of Thrax to serve as lictor, the prison administrator and executioner.
Del circulo de MECENAS--cercano al emperador AUGUSTO--, hizo mencion al de rebus per epistulam quaesitis de VARIO RUFO--a proposito del significado y origen de la palabra lictor (GEL.
I don't like cauliflower gratin, I never did like it, as far back as I can remember, even when I was in limbo I never ate it, or later on when I was a lictor in Rome, or when I shod horses under Pepin the Short, and when I was a sea-snail or a warbler, or a paramecium: I didn't like it then either--not even when I was a slug in the vegetable garden
The company's name was significant: it was named after the lictor fasces, the symbol of Mussolini's fascist party, represented by a bunch of reeds grouped around an axe-head, signifying equality under the State.
But little-known Liechtenstein-registered firm Lictor Anstalt claims that Alphasteel did not own the strip mill at the site, which is key to the operation of the works.
El Littoriale evocaba la figura del lictor romano, oficiales encargados del mantenimiento del orden publico (y portadores del fasces, que seria uno de los simbolos fundamentales del fascismo), y fue construido en 1928.
Ademas, manteniendo las mismas restricciones sobre n y p, se puede verificar la existencia de soluciones positivas utilizando otras hipotesis sohre Hot (ver [l]), en consecuencia existen soluciones positivas; para el subcaso p = 2 que corresponde a la ecuacion (1), Tara ver Otros estudios acerca de las soluciones positivas de la ecuacion (5) con [alfa] = p - 1 y [beta] = pn / n-p - 1 remitimos al lictor a [3] y [6].