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Interesting Fact of the Day mace (n.1) "heavy one-handed metal weapon, often [...]


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Interesting Fact of the Day

mace (n.1)

"heavy one-handed metal weapon, often with a spiked head, for striking," c. 1300,

Etymology Online

There is one mace in the house of commons and one in the house of lords.

They are their to represent the sovereign.

The UK government resides and issues laws (legal) in these two places.

Nowadays its moved on from striking someone who went against the monarchy.

A chemical mace is now used so go figure on that one.
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