Chapter 5 vocab

Term Definition
republic a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
legion large groups of Roman soldiers
patrician the ruling class of 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
proconul a governor
plebeian ordinary citizens in ancient Rome

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