Meaning of MACE in English

MACE

I. ˈmās noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old French mascie, macis, from Medieval Latin macis

Date: 13th century

: an aromatic spice consisting of the dried external fibrous covering of a nutmeg

II. noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin * mattia; akin to Latin mateola mallet

Date: 14th century

1.

a. : a heavy often spiked staff or club used especially in the Middle Ages for breaking armor

b. : a club used as a weapon

2.

a. : an ornamental staff borne as a symbol of authority before a public official or a legislative body

b. : one who carries a mace

III. transitive verb

( maced ; mac·ing )

Date: 1968

: to attack with the liquid Mace

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