chapter 5 vocab

Term Definition
republic a form of government in which citizens elect their leaders.
legion large groups of Roman soldiers
plebeian a large estate or farm that used enslaved people or hired workers to grow and harvest crops.
consul head of a government, usually with limited terming office.
veto to reject.
praetors 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 wth absolute power to rule.
civic duty the idea that citizens have a responsibility to help their country.
latiflundia large farming estates.
triumvirte 3 rulers who share equal political power.
Pax Ramana Roman peace.
Proconsul a governor.

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