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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A staff that is a symbol of authority.

Usage examples (26)
  • "My predecessor no longer holds the baculus, Maytera."
  • This is explained by Ducange: "Pedum, baculus pastoralis, episcopalis."
  • When first I received the baculus, I had occasion to survey many old documents.
  • Quetzal rose laboriously with the help of his baculus, and Silk's heart went out to him. for more
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