Meaning of MACE in English


n. 1 a staff of office, esp. the symbol of the Speaker's authority in the House of Commons. 2 hist. a heavy club usu. having a metal head and spikes. 3 a stick used in the game of bagatelle. 4 = mace-bearer. mace-bearer an official who carries a mace on ceremonial occasions.

[ ME f. OF mace, masse f. Rmc mattea (unrecorded) club ]

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