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chpt .5 vocab

Term Definition
Republic A form of government in which citizens elect their leaders
Legion Large groups of Roman soilders
Patrician The ruling class of anicent Rome
Plebeian Ordinary citizens in ancient Rome
Consul Head of a government, usually with a limited term in office
Veto To reject
Praetor Roman government official who interpreted the law and severed as a judge
Tribute As elected Roman officials who protect the rights of ordinary citizens
Dictator A person with absolute power to rule
Civic duty The idea that citizens have a responsibility that helps their country
Latifundia Large farming estates
Triumvirate Three rulers who share equal political power
PaxRomana Roman peace
Proconsul A govern

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