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Foy WH Ch. 10 Vocab

TermDefinition
republic a political system in which people elect leaders to govern them
dictator a ruler who has almost absolute power
plebeians the common people of ancient Rome
patricians the nobility in Roman society
magistrate an elected official in Rome
consuls the two most powerful officials in Rome
Roman Senate a council of wealthy and powerful citizens who advised Rome's leaders
veto to reject or prohibit actions and laws of other government officials
Latin the language of the Romans
checks and balances a system that balances the distribution of power in a government
Forum a Roman public meeting place
legion a group of up to 6,000 Roman soldiers
Punic Wars a series of wars between Rome and Carthage in the 200's and 100's BC
Created by: lfoy8290