Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Term Definition
Republic A form of government in which citizens elect to vote for their leaders
Legion Large groups of roman soldiers
Patricitian The ruling class of ancient rome
Plebeian Ordinary citizens in ancient rome
Consul head of a government, usually with a limited term in office
Veto To reject
Preator Roman Government official who interpreted the law and served as judges
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
Lafifundia Large farming estates
Triumuirte three rules who share equal political power
Pax Romana Roman peace
Procounsul A governer

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