Meaning of MACE in English
1》 historical a heavy club with a metal head and spikes.
2》 a staff of office, especially that which lies on the table in the House of Commons when the Speaker is in the chair.
ME: from OFr. masse 'large hammer'.
■ noun the reddish fleshy outer covering of the nutmeg, dried as a spice.
ME macis (taken as plural), via OFr. from L. macir .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004