• (n.) An officer who bore an ax and fasces or rods, as ensigns of his office. His duty was to attend the chief magistrates when they appeared in public, to clear the way, and cause due respect to be paid to them, also to apprehend and punish criminals.

Compare lictor with other words:

fictor vs. lictor

lector vs. lictor

lictor vs. victor

fasces vs. lictor

consul vs. lictor

lictor vs. magistrate

lictor vs. officer