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Republic
System of government in which officials are chosen by the people
Patrician
Member of the landholding upper class in ancient Rome
Consul
In ancient Rome, official from the patrician class who supervised the government and commanded the armies
Dictator
Ruler who has complete control over a government: in ancient Rome, a leader appointed to rule for 6 months in times of emergency
Plebian
Member of the lower class in ancient Rome, including farmers, merchants, artisans, and traders
Tribune
Official in ancient Rome who was elected by the plebians to protect their interests
Veto
Power to block a government action
Legion
Basic unit of the ancient Roman army, made up of 5,000 soldiers