Lictor



[lik-ter] /ˈlɪk tər/

noun
1.
(in ancient Rome) one of a body of attendants on chief magistrates, who preceded them carrying the fasces and whose duties included executing the sentences of criminals.
/ˈlɪktə/
noun
1.
one of a group of ancient Roman officials, usually bearing fasces, who attended magistrates, etc
n.

late 14c., from Latin lictor, literally “binder,” from past participle stem of *ligere “to bind, collect,” collateral form of ligare (see ligament).

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