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republic a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president rather than a monarch.
empire an extensive group of states or countries under a single supreme authority, formerly especially an emperor or empress. "the Roman Empire"
legion a unit of 3,000–6,000 men in the ancient Roman army.
patricians a member of a long-established wealthy family
consul an official appointed by a government to live in a foreign city and protect and promote the government's citizens and interests there.
praetor each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul
dictator a ruler with total power over a country, typically one who has obtained power by force.
aqueducts an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley.
veto a constitutional right to reject a decision or proposal made by a law-making body.
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