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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.
Origin of lictor
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin; compare Middle English littoures
Related forms
lictorian
[lik-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-] /lɪkˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lictor

lictor

/ˈlɪktə/
noun
1.
one of a group of ancient Roman officials, usually bearing fasces, who attended magistrates, etc
Word Origin
C16 lictor, C14 littour, from Latin ligāre to bind
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Word Origin and History for lictor
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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