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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.]
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(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]
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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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