What is another word for Lictor?

Pronunciation: [lˈɪktə] (IPA)

Lictor is a term that refers to an officer who carries out ceremonial duties in ancient Rome. This term has several synonyms depending on the specific context and era of Roman history. Some of the words that have been used interchangeably with lictor include magisterial attendants, fasces-bearers, and scourge-bearers. Other terms that are more specific to certain time periods include curule aedile and quaestor, which also refer to various civic officers in Rome. Regardless of the specific word used, the lictor or its equivalent typically represented authority and ceremony in ancient Rome, often accompanying high-ranking officials or performing important duties in public events.

Usage examples for Lictor

Matho accepted his companionship, and when he went out Spendius would escort him like a Lictor with a long sword on his thigh; or perhaps Matho would rest his arm carelessly on the other's shoulder, for Spendius was small.
Gustave Flaubert
"The Lictor wanted to take him up, but nothing is to be done with them by violence.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers
Titianus and the architect descended from the chariot, the former desired a Lictor to call the steward of the palace, and then he and his companion inspected first the door which led into it.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers

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