chapter 5 voc

Term Definition
republic: : a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
legion: large groups of Roman soldiers
patrician: the ruling class of ancient Rome
plebeians ordinary citizens in ancient Rome
consul: head of a government, usually with a limited term in office
veto: to reject
praetor: Roman government officials who interpreted the law and served as a judge
tribune: an elected Roman official who protects the rights of ordinary citizens
dictator: a person with absolute power to rule
civic duty: the idea that citizens have a responsibility to help their country
latifundia: large farming estates
triumvirate: three rulers who share equal political power
Pax Romana: roman peace
procansu: a governor

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