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Vocab words:Rome

TermDefinition
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.
Legion a unit of 3,000–6,000 men in the ancient Roman army.
Patricians an aristocrat or nobleman.
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.
Aquaeducts 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
latifundia a large landed estate or ranch in ancient Rome or more recently in Spain or Latin America, typically worked by slaves.
triumvirate (in ancient Rome) a group of three men holding power, in particular ( the First Triumvirate ) the unofficial coalition of Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus in 60 BC and ( the Second Triumvirate ) a coalition formed by Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian in 43
Pax Romana the peace that existed between nationalities within the Roman Empire.
currency a system of money in general use in a particular country.
Checks and Balances counterbalancing influences by which an organization or system is regulated, typically those ensuring that political power is not concentrated in the hands of individuals or groups.
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