- fasces [fas′ēz΄]pl.n.[L, pl. of fascis, a bundle, fagot, packet < OE base * bhasko-, bundle > MIr basc, neckband]a bundle of rods bound about an ax with projecting blade, carried before ancient Roman magistrates as a symbol of authority: later the symbol of Italian fascism
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.