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for Conscript fathers
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Conscript \Con"script\, a. [L. conscriptus, p. p. of conscribere
to write together, to enroll; con- + scribere to write. See
Enrolled; written; registered.
Conscript fathers (Rom. Antiq.), the senators of ancient
Rome. When certain new senators were first enrolled with
the "fathers" the body was called Patres et Conscripti;
afterward all were called Patres conscripti.
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